Los Angeles-based AECOM designs, builds, finances and operates infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies had revenue of $18bn during the 12 months ended September 30, 2015.
Among the major Middle East projects AECOM has completed in the past 12 months is the Taweelah Aluminium Extrusion plant (TALEX) plant located in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD). This is the largest aluminium smelting plant in the Arabian Gulf. Despite 150 variations post contract award, AECOMs project management team maintained the delivery schedule, executing nearly 90 percent of construction in just 16 months.
AECOM is a major player in the ongoing Midfield Terminal Building project having been involved since the early stages, providing construction management, construction supervision, cost management and sustainability services. Specifically it is responsible for the construction aspects of the Midfield Terminal building as well as the associated air and landside infrastructure. In total, 19 packages are included within the project, including managing cost, scheduling, quality and health and safety.
The consultancy says it is looking to build on its integrated offering by further developing its Design, Build, Finance, Operate (DBFO) model in the Middle East where it employs over 4,000 full time staff. In a market where clients are reprioritising projects, this model is particularly appropriate; by identifying, learning from and managing potential risks and opportunities at the earliest opportunity, costs across the asset lifecycle can be reduced, the company says. This end-to-end offer can also significantly reduce the time taken from project conception to project completion, thereby increasing the speed to market.
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