26 July 2009
Jafza South Carolina yesterday finalised its shortlist of engineering firms that will receive a request for proposal to construct the infrastructure for the first phase of the company's debut US project - its logistics and multi-use commercial park in Santee, South Carolina.
The announcement comes on the heels of Jafza Managing Director Chuck Heath's mandate that South Carolina team press ahead with the company's cornerstone US project despite global economic challenges.
The firms selected are Aecom; Alliance Consulting Engineers; Arcadis; BP Barber and Seamon, Whiteside and Associates.
The finalists include three South Carolina-based companies, Alliance, BP Barber and Seamon, Whiteside and Associates. Arcadis is based in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, while Aecom's headquarters is in Los Angeles, California.
Last week, Aecom announced that it had won two contracts totalling $60 million (Dh220m) to work on multi-use real estate development projects in the Middle East.
The bigger contract is for $45m, and it is to design and manage construction of the Al Raha Beach Development project in Abu Dhabi.
The other contract is for $15m to provide programme-management services for Knowledge Economic City in Madinah, Saudi Arabia.
by Dan McCue
© Emirates Business 24/7 2009