Salini Impregilo wins contracts worth $490m in US, Middle East

WCN Editorial Team 14 Dec 2017 GLOBAL BUSINESS

Italian infrastructure group Salini Impregilo has won four contracts worth $490m in Oman, Abu Dhabi and the US in the water and transportation sectors.

In Oman, the group’s Fisia Italimpianti unit has won a letter of award from a consortium led by Acwa with Veolia and Dhofar International for Investment and Development Co SAOG, with joint venture partner Abengoa, to design and build a $100m water desalination plant.

Fisia Italimpianti has a 51% stake in the joint venture. The contract is to be completed in 27 months.

The desalination plant will use the latest reverse osmosis technology to deliver up to 113,650 cubic metres of potable water a day to the southwest city of Salalah.

In April 2017, the unit won a contract worth $255m to build a desalination plant in Saudi Arabia.

In Abu Dhabi, Salini Impregilo won a contract to design and build a $200m, 5km section of a transit way across two islands to connect the Capital District with the Central Business District, which is being built by the UAE for its 2030 development plan to foster economic growth.

After completion in 2020, the highway between Umm Lafina and Al Reem islands will cross a mangrove reserve, where Salini Impregilo will relocate and plant double the number of mangroves expected to be lost.

In the US, the group’s Lane Construction unit has won two contracts in Virginia for $190m.

The first contract worth $105m involves upgrading an interchange in Virginia Beach as part of the second phase of the I-64/I-264 Interchange Improvements project. Work will begin in 2018 and be completed in 2021.

Under the second contract valued at $85.6m, the Lane Construction unit will add a through-lane along a section of eastbound I-66 in the Ballston area.

Construction will begin by mid-2018 and take about 30 months.

With the two Virginia contracts, the group has won new orders worth more than $2 billion in the US this year.

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