Tebodin wins contract for the world's largest fire fighting training center in Qatar

10 September 2008 21:23 - Royal BAM Group nv

(Press release Tebodin:) The Hague, 10 September 2008 – Tebodin Consultants & Engineers has won the contract for the design (consultancy services and detail engineering) of the Ras Laffan Emergency & Safety College in Quatar. This will be the world's largest training center for fire fighting and rescue teams. The project is an initiative of Qatar Petroleum (QP), the largest oil and gas operator in Qatar. Tebodin's offices in Abu Dhabi, Qatar and India (Tebodin Middle East) were awarded the contract jointly by SEG (Société d'Entreprise & de Gestion) and Blackcat Qatar who will carry out the construction of the training center. The project provides Tebodin with approximately 80 man-years of work.

The training center will be built in Ras Laffan, the industrial town of Qatar, where Shell is currently constructing the largest Gas to Liquid (GTL) factory in the world. The site which measures approximately one hundred hectares will contain 28 training situations and simulations, including a petrochemical factory setting, an aeroplane and car crash, a ship accident and large (oil) fires. There are advanced plans to extend the training scenarios with emergency situations in residential areas, a tower block of flats and a shopping center.

The campus will house approximately 250 students and 150 staff. There will be a variety of study and residential facilities, such as a school building with teaching locations and offices, a faculty, hotel rooms, a mosque, schoolrooms and an auditorium. Various buildings and installations will be constructed in the surrounding desert landscape, including a fire station, a water purification plant, a control tower, storage facilities, and additional classrooms.

Tebodin Middle East is responsible for the design of all the buildings, the infrastructure, the fire-fighting installations and the fuel supply for the fire simulations, such as the storage and transportation of LPG, diesel and aviation fuel. The coordination between the various parties is also one of Tebodin's responsibilities.

The duration of the project is thirty months. The training center is expected to be fully operational in 2010. The construction of the Ras Laffan Emergency & Safety College will provide the ultimate in modern, realistic training facilities for the Middle East and North Africa and in particular, for the state of Qatar. The facilities can also be used to save lives if a disaster or an accident should occur in the immediate vicinity.

Tebodin Middle East Ltd. is part of Tebodin B.V., Consultants & Engineers in The Hague, and provides consultancy and engineering services to various clients in the Middle East. Tebodin Middle East employs more than 700 personnel in its offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and India.

Tebodin B.V. is a worldwide, independent, multidisciplinary consulting and engineering bureau. The company has approximately fifty offices spread across West, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Tebodin is a subsidiary of Koninklijke BAM Groep N.V. in Bunnik.

www.tebodin.com

Further information: Brigit Stokman, Director of Public Relations, Tebodin; Telephone +31 (0)70 348 07 19.

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