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Upcoming Mega Projects - Middle East & Africa

Location: U.A.E.
Project: Aljada - New Master Planned Community Project
Value: USD 6,500,000,000
Client: ARADA
Website: www.arada.com

Aljada is located next to Sharjah University City, in-between the Al Dhaid Road and the University City Road. It will be delivered in a series of phases, with work starting on site early next year and completions expected from 2019 through to 2025.

Aljada community is planned to consist of a number of residential districts, connected with 2.2 km-long landscaped parks and tree-lined boulevards. The development will offer investors a variety of housing units, including villas, semi-detached villas, townhouses, apartments and loft apartments. Phase 1 of Aljada consists of 14 apartment buildings, totaling 1,300 units, as well as more than 100 townhouses and semi-detached villas, and is scheduled to be completed by the end of next year. 

Location: Kuwait
Project: 111- Kilometre Railway Project
Value: USD 3,000,000,000
Client: Kuwait Government
Website: www.e.gov.kw

Kuwait officials have said that work has begun on a 111-km railway project that will connect the country to the rest of the GCC states. Phase One of the project will see a new line being built to Nuwaiseb on the Saudi border, and a 153-km long line linking Kuwait City with Boubyan Port.

Kuwait aims to complete the project on the specified dates, as per the GCC’s general secretariat plan, the report said, explaining that Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar will operate the new Gulf States Railway in 2021, while Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman will take over in 2023.

Location: Bahrain
Project: Al Dur Water and Power Plant Phase II
Value: USD 1,500,000,000
Client: Electricity and Water Authority (EWA)
Website: www.mew.gov.bh

French desalinisation specialist Sidem is the EPC contractor for the 1,500 MW project, which will also include a 50 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD) seawater reverse osmosis plant. The contract’s scope of works includes the construction of an underground deep-sea tunnel, an inter-stage pump, and a side-stream filter plant

EWA, on behalf of Government of Bahrain, is planning to undertake the Second Phase as a part of Al Dur Independent Water and Power Plant project in Al Dur. The project involves the construction of 1,354MW combined cycle power plant and 218,200m3 per day a desalination plant.

Location: Bahrain
Project: Aluminium Plant Line 6 Expansion
Value: USD 1,000,000,000
Client: Aluminium Bahrain (ALBA)
Website: www.albasmelter.com

Aluminium Bahrain (ALBA) is planning to construct the Power Station 5 project as part of Aluminium Plant Line 6 Expansion in Manama, Bahrain. The project involves the construction of a 1,350MW coal-fired power plant. It includes the construction of a power station, coal storage tanks and coal washer units, the installation of generators, turbines and transformers, and the laying of transmission lines.

ALBA $3bn Line 6 expansion, one of the largest brownfield developments in the Middle East, could be ready for its first pouring of molten metal on 1 January, 2019. 

Location: Oman
Project: Fertiliser Manufacturing Plant in Sur
Value: USD 1,000,000,000
Client: Oman India Fertiliser Co (OMIFCO)
Website: www.omifco.com

OMIFCO is looking at expanding the capacity of its plant in Sur by adding a third production stream with an estimated investment of around US$1bn.

Earlier this year OMIFCO initiated a feasibility study for the expansion project. The study is likely to be completed before the end of this year. But much would depend on availability of natural gas, which is a key raw material for producing ammonia-based fertiliser.Setting up an additional stream or train would effectively mean an additional capacity to produce around 1.3mn tonnes of urea per annum.

Location: Egypt
Project: Automobile Terminal in East Port Said
Value: USD 220,000,000
Client: Suez Canal Authority
Website: www.suezcanal.gov.eg

Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority and French logistics firm Bollore signed an agreement to build an automobile terminal in East Port Said in the new Suez Canal Economic Zone.

The Automobile Terminal will include a 600-metre sea pier, with a 240,000 square metre trade facility. The project is the first of its kind in the Middle East. In addition, it will help generate 650 direct and indirect jobs.

Location: Nigeria
Project: Nlng T7 Expansion Project
Value: USD 4,300,000,000
Client: Nigerian National Petroleum (NNPC)
Website: www.nnpcgroup.com

The NLNG T7 expansion project is intended to increase NLNG production capacity from 22 million tons per annum (Mpta) to over 30Mpta. The work involves debottlenecking of T1-6 and the addition of train -T7 and associated infrastructure. The FEED contracts were awarded to B7 JV Consortium and SCD JV Consortium.

NLNG is owned by Nigerian National Petroleum (NNPC) with 49% stake, Shell Gas with 25.6% interest, Total Gaz Electricite Holdings France with 15% stake, and Eni International with 10.4% stake.

Location: Egypt
Project: City of Odyssia Compound in Mostakbal City
Value: USD 2,000,000,000
Client: Al Ahly for Real Estate Development
Website: www.alahly.com

Egyptian Al Ahly for Real Estate Development is planning to execute 200 villas in the first phase of its project, The City of Odyssia Compound in Mostakbal City, New Cairo.

With investments worth $2 billion, the project will be developed in partnership with El Mostakbal for Urban Development over 600 feddans in a timeframe of eight years. Al Ahly is responsible for implementing the project’s engineering designs and selling the units, while El Mostakbal is set to attain a percentage of sales for providing the land plot.

Location: Tanzania
Project: Ngozi Geothermal Project
Value: USD 821,000,000
Client: Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited
Website: www.tanesco.co.tz

The Ngozi Geothermal project involves the planned development of a 600MW geothermal plant at Ngozi, Mbeya. The project is located in Mbeya region, in the western part of Central Tanzania near the border to Zambia and Malawi.

The geothermal project is planned to be worked on in two phases; 200MW for Phase I and 400MW for Phase II and the construction of 220kV T/L of 18km from Ngozi to Mwakibete Mbeya.

Location: Morocco
Project: Travaux Autoroutiers
Value: USD 240,000,000
Client: National Society of Highways Morocco
Website: www.adm.co.ma

The project consists of the widening of the Casablanca-Berrechid motorway (25.8 km) and the Casablanca motorway bypass between the Mohammedia and the Lissasfa interchanges (31.7 km), from 2x2 lanes to 2x3 lanes.

The project addresses traffic growth and improves transport conditions and road safety. Both investments that make up the project aim at improving level of service, relieving congestion, for both commuting and transit traffic through and from Casablanca.

Location: Tunisia
Project: The Thermal City of El Khbayet
Value: USD 170,800,000
Client: Office National DU Thermalisme ET D Hydrotherapie
Website: www.hydrotherapie.tn

The project is located 12 km from El Hamma and will cover an area of 140 hectares: It will include a new generation spa, a golf course, a 300-room high-end hotel, as well as leisure and animation facilities.

El Khebayat is one of the main thermal water sites in the governorate of Gabès. It benefits from an important reserve of underground warm water with a temperature ranging between 60 and 70 degrees Celsius. The flow of these waters can reach 10 liters per second, while their salinity varies between 3 and 4 grams per liter.

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