The Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG) has been awarded a QR246 million (US$68 million) contract for the construction of additional reservoirs at Al Duhail and Umm Qarn Reservoir and Pumping Stations (RPS’s) for the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA).
HLG (operating as Leighton Contracting Qatar WLL) is responsible for the construction of nine new six-million gallon reservoirs at Umm Qarn and one 25-million gallon reservoir at Al Duhail, along with pipe works, associated MEP and instrumentation works, road works and landscaping.
This is the fourth project awarded to HLG by KAHRAMAA. The Group was awarded the original QR750 million (US$210 million) contract for the construction of the Duhail and Umm Qarn Reservoirs in 2009.
Earlier this year, HLG handed over a major component of this project, the RPS milestone one (MS1) project in Al Duhail, which connects the Al Duhail RPS to the water network, enabling the commissioning of the pumping station four weeks ahead of schedule. A further contract for the construction of two reservoirs and associated works in Shahaniya was secured in 2010, and in June this year the Group secured the contract for the construction of the Al Kaaban reservoir and pipeline.
HLG CEO and Managing Director Laurie Voyer said the new project aligns with the Group’s strategy of securing repeat business from existing clients who value HLG’s capabilities.
“We have placed considerable effort into securing repeat work for reputable clients to whom we have demonstrated our ability to deliver large, complex projects,” Mr Voyer said.
“These projects are a strong indication of the outstanding relationship our Qatar team has developed with KAHRAMAA, and we expect this to continue well into the future.
“Qatar is a key market for us and this project confirms our status as one of the largest and most established contractors in the country. We have been operating here for more than six years, employ over 6,000 people across the country and have completed a range of large-scale infrastructure and building projects for both the private and public sector,” he said.
“Together, these projects bring HLG closer to our vision of becoming the leading diversified international contractor in the Middle East and North Africa,” he said.
The new project will commence immediately and is scheduled for completion in 12 months.