Habtoor Leighton and Dragados Gulf win construction contract for Saudi Arabian mine

25 April 2012 (Last Updated April 25th, 2012 18:30)

Habtoor Leighton Group in joint venture with Dragados Gulf Construction Company / Intecsa Industrial (ACS Group) has secured a $169m contract to construct mine-related infrastructure for the Ma’aden Alcoa Aluminium bauxite mine in Saudi Arabia.

Habtoor Leighton Group

Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG) in joint venture (JV) with Dragados Gulf Construction Company / Intecsa Industrial (ACS Group) has secured a $169m contract to construct mine-related infrastructure for the Ma'aden Alcoa Aluminium bauxite mine in Saudi Arabia.

HLG's share of the contract is worth SAR 316m ($85m).

The scope of works includes construction of a pioneer fly camp, a temporary facilities main camp and a material handling system which includes a crushing plant and mechanical conveyors.

The JV will also deliver a mine village which will include accommodation, connecting roads and utilities.

Habtoor Leighton Group chief executive officer and managing director Laurie Voyer said, "We're delighted to secure our second project in Saudi Arabia this year and are confident of securing other opportunities within the Kingdom in 2012."

Resources from the bauxite mine, located at Al Ba'itha in the Qassim central region, will be transported by train using the north-south railway.

The railway connects the mine to the aluminium smelter at Ras Al Khair, which is being constructed by Ma'aden.

Work on the project will begin immediately and is slated to be complete by March 2014.

Image:Resources from the bauxite mine will be transported by train using the north-south railway.