Two Arabian Projects Totaling $80 Million To Great Lakes Dredge

Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, 228 North La Salle Street, Chicago, 111. 60601, has been awarded two new projects in the Middle East totaling $80,- 000,000, J.A. Downs, president, has announced.

A contract has been signed for $15,000,000 with the Arabian American Oil Company to dig an access channel at Ju-Aymah, Saudi Arabia, in conjunction with the multibillion-dollar national gas collection system being constructed by Aramco, he said.

Ju-Aymah is located in the Arabian Gulf adjacent to Dammam, where Great Lakes has been working for over one year as part of an international joint venture.

In addition, the Chicago-based company has been working on construction of the new port of Jebel Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, since early 1977. The newly announced agreement increases the company's revenues in the Jebel Ali area approximately $65 million, Mr. Downs pointed out.

Great Lakes, the largest dredging and marine construction concern in the Western Hemisphere, maintains offices in Union, N.J.; Staten Island, New York, N.Y.; Towson, Md.; Tampa, Fla.; New Orleans and Morgan City, La.; Oakland, Calif.; Cleveland, Ohio, as well as in Chicago. Overseas offices are established in Argentina, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

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