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Qatar awards further reservoirs contract

4 Sep 12 The Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG) has been awarded a QR246m (£42m) contract for the construction of additional reservoirs in Qatar.

HLG, operating as Leighton Contracting Qatar, will carry out the work at Al Duhail and Umm Qarn reservoir and pumping stations for Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA). The company has already won earlier contracts for the scheme.

HLG 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 associated aspects including mechanical, electrical and plumbing work, pipes, roads and landscaping.

This is the fourth project awarded to HLG by KAHRAMAA. The group was awarded the original QR750m contract for the construction of the Duhail and Umm Qarn Reservoirs in 2009. 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.

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HLG CEO and managing director Laurie Voyer said the new project aligns with the group’s strategy of securing repeat business from existing clients. “We have placed considerable effort into securing repeat work for reputable clients to whom we have demonstrated our ability to deliver large, complex projects,” he said.

Qatar is a key market for HLG. “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 start immediately and is scheduled for completion in 12 months.

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