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Hochtief signs for Dubai towers

2 Oct 13 Hochtief subsidiary Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG) has signed an agreement worth AED275m (£48.3m) with Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) to build the next phase of the Jafza One-Jafza Convention Centre complex in Dubai.

The project involves one of the Convention Centre’s two twin-tower commercial buildings, housing more than 450 offices and with a total built-up area of 72,200m2.

HLG’s scope of works includes completion of the fit-out of one of the twin-towers, in addition to completing associated external road works.

HLG CEO and managing director José Antonio López-Monís said: “We are proud to continue our partnership with Jafza on this important project and to conclude one element of what will in time become one of the most successful economic and logistics hubs in the region.”

HLG began work on the Jafza One-Jafza Convention Centre Complex in 2007 when the group first partnered with Jafza to deliver the AED1.9bn project, which includes a convention centre, hotel, commercial towers and associated exhibition and recreation facilities.

“We are pleased to again partner with our preferred contractor, the Habtoor Leighton Group, to continue with the Jafza One-Jafza Convention Centre’s exciting development plans,” said Salma Hareb, CEO of Jafza and Economic Zones World.

Ccompletion of the commercial tower and external roads is scheduled for the end of 2014.

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