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Arabtec wins $398m contract for 2020 Tower in Dubai

Wasl awards the Dubai-listed contractor work on mixed-use high-rise tower

Arabtec Construction has been awarded an AED 1.46 billion ($398m) contract by Wasl for the construction of the 2020 Tower, a mixed-use high-rise tower in Dubai, according to a statement by its parent company.

Hamish Tyrwhitt, Group Chief Executive Officer of Arabtec Holding, said: “Arabtec continues to play an important role in the development of the UAE’s social and economic infrastructure. The contract for the construction of the 2020 Tower has been awarded based on our track record of delivering world class mixed-used developments, adding to Arabtec Construction’s existing portfolio of over 22 projects we are currently building in the UAE.”

Tyrwhitt added: “The long term outlook for the construction and engineering sector in our key geographic markets remains positive, especially in the UAE, where the majority of our projects are located. With the combination of the strategic repositioning of the business, strong industry fundamentals and catalyst events such as Expo 2020 fast-approaching, we believe that the year ahead will see Arabtec continue on its path to a successful and sustainable future.”

Arabtec has a project backlog of approximately AED 17 billion, equivalent to over two years of revenue.

The awarding of the project marks the latest key milestone in Arabtec’s three-phase strategic plan to return the group to growth.

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