Carillion businesses in the Middle East awarded contracts worth £400m+

WOLVERHAMPTON construction and support services giant Carillion and its Middle East joint venture have won contracts worth more than £400m.

Carillion and its joint venture business, Al Futtaim Carillion, have signed, or been selected as the preferred bidder for, contracts in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. 
In Dubai, Al Futtaim Carillion has signed contracts to build two major luxury hotels that together are worth approximately £300m.  These include Phase IV of the Madinat Jumeirah Resort project that will involve the construction of a luxury 435-room hotel resort for the Dubai-based hotel company Jumeirah Group. 

This project, which will be located on a beach-front site next to the famous Burj Al Arab hotel, will include a number of restaurants and leisure facilities. 

Construction of both hotels will begin shortly and are scheduled for completion in 2016. 
In addition, Carillion and Al Futtaim Carillion have signed contracts for, or been selected as the preferred bidder for, a number of construction projects in Dubai and in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the healthcare, retail, leisure and residential sectors.
Carillion chief executive Richard Howson said: “These latest contract successes continue to reflect the improving outlook in most of our Middle East markets. 

“This includes Dubai, where we continue to see clear signs of recovery with more opportunities coming to market for which our capabilities and reputation for delivering to high standards of quality, safety and reliability are important to customers.”