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Fri 17 Nov 2006 08:00 PM

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Punj Lloyd takes Qatar deal on Doha pipelines

Indian Engineering firm Punj Lloyd has bagged a US $181 million (QR659 million) EPC contract from Qatar Petroleum for construction of the Doha Urban Pipeline Relocations Project.

The order entails the laying of 97.2km of pipeline, three new and six modified stations, decommissioning of the existing pipeline and demolition of nine existing stations.

“Punj Lloyd has a very strong presence in the Middle East, particularly in the civil pipeline and process plants segment,” said Atul Punj, chairman, Punj Lloyd.

“With this order, we will further strengthen our foothold in the Middle East”.

With the current contract, the order book for the Punj Lloyd group is $133.94 million, which represents the value of unexecuted orders as of 30 September 2006 and new orders received to date.

Punj Lloyd is amongst the largest engineering and construction companies in India and provides integrated design, engineering, procurement, construction and project management services for energy and infrastructure sector projects. Its operations are spread across the Middle East, the Caspian Sea, Asia Pacific, Africa and South Asia.

The company has also recently acquired a majority stake in SembCorp Engineers and Constructors.

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