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Carillion signs in the Middle East

Carillion and Joint Venture business, Al Futtaim Carillion have been awarded a number of contracts valued at £400 million in the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

In Dubai, contracts worth approximately £300 million have been signed by Al Futtaim Carillion to build two major luxury hotels, including Phase IV of the Madinat Jumeirah Resort project, which involves the construction of a luxury 435-room hotel resort for the Dubai based Jumeirah Group. Construction of the hotels is due to commence shortly with a completion date scheduled for 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 the healthcare, retail, leisure and residential sectors in Dubai and in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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.”

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