Leighton subsidiary inks Roy Hill deal

Thiess awarded $330m deal, while Middle Eastern subsidiary gets hotel contract.

Leighton (LEI) subsidiary Thiess has won a $330 million contract to build the mine process plan facilities for the Roy Hill iron ore mine in Western Australia.

Thiess will construct the structural, mechanical, piping, electrical and instrumentation works that Samsung is designing. 

Work is scheduled to start in July and create up to 1,000 jobs for approximately 14 months.

Meanwhile, Leighton's Middle Eastern subsidiary Habtoor Leighton Group has won a $427 million contract from Dubai International Real Estate for a mixed-use project in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Habtoor Leighton Group will construct five hospitality buildings featuring a hotel and serviced apartments, a ballroom, a marina and landscaping works. 

Construction is scheduled to start in the third quarter of 2014 and completion is expected in the third quarter of 2017. 

Habtoor Leighton Group has been working on the Jewel of the Creek development since 2012.