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Balfour Beatty secures two major projects in Dubai

As Balfour Beatty prepares to post its 2007 results the contractor’s Dubai business today announced it has secured two new projects worth more than £200 million combined.

The building division of the Dutco Balfour Beatty Group, in which Balfour Beatty has a 49 per cent interest, will construct a new Novotel Hotel complex in the city’s Al Barsha district.

The project is worth more than £115 million and will comprise three individual towers of 35 storeys.

Construction will begin in the second quarter of this year and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2010.

The company’s M&E contracting arm BK Gulf has also won the contract to supply and install M&E and key operational systems in Dubai’s University Hospital. BK Gulf will be one of the main delivery partners for the hospital project, with its contract valued at £90 million.

Work will start on site by the middle of this year, with completion due in 2010 as well.

Balfour Beatty chief executive Ian Tyler said: "These contract wins further demonstrate the strength of our business in the UAE.

"Balfour Beatty has been an established player in Dubai for more than 30 years. We anticipate further awards in the near future that will support our continuing growth in the Middle East region."

The firm’s results for the year ending December 31 are due to be released on Wednesday.