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Balfour Beatty’s joint venture companies in Dubai have been awarded a major civil engineering contract and two building services contracts with a total value of £240m.


Balfour Beatty’s joint venture companies in Dubai have been awarded a major civil engineering contract and two building services contracts worth £240m.



Dutco Balfour Beatty has been awarded a £141m road and bridgeworks project to construct two major interchanges as part of the Waterfront Development in Dubai, the largest man-made development in the world.


This is the latest in a series of civil engineering projects that the company has been awarded on this development by the client, Nakheel.


The project, which will be completed in two years, forms part of the internal Waterfront road infrastructure to serve the needs of the Waterfront Development and supplement future connectivity to the Sheikh Zayed Road.



In two further projects, BK Gulf, the mechanical and electrical engineering business also jointly owned by Dutco and Balfour Beatty, has secured two new contracts in the UAE.


The Marina Hotel project on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, valued at £38m, forms part of the new development to provide a Formula 1-standard racing complex.


The hotel is due for completion in 2009.



A second project, the Trump International Hotel and tower project in Dubai, forms a gateway to the Jumeirah Palm. The project, valued at £61m, is due for completion in December 2010.



In both projects, BK Gulf is providing complete electrical and mechanical systems for the developments.



Ian Tyler, chief executive of Balfour Beatty, said: ‘These project wins further underline our leading position in the fast-growing UAE construction market.


‘We are playing a leading part in the civil engineering, building construction and building services sectors in the UAE and expect robust growth to continue for the foreseeable future.’