Work includes £200m infrastructure win on Emaar's Burj and a £200m contract for a new F1 hotel

Carillion has won £1bn of new work in the Middle East through its joint venture business Al Futtaim.

Contract wins include up to £200m of infrastructure works on Emaar Properties Burl development in Dubai.

The firm one two other contracts in the city: a partnering contract for the £465m TimeZone Business Park development of the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre Authority, and £160m of building and infrastructure works on Union Properties’ Motor City development.

In Abu Dhabi Carillion has won a £200m contract to build the Race Track Hotel on the new Forumla 1 racing circuit on Yas Island, and £100m of infrastructure works at smelting facilities for Emirates Aluminium.

Carillion chief executive John McDonough said: “Our Middle East business is well positioned in strong growth markets and continues to negotiate new work with long-term key customers."

"We are therefore increasingly confident that we will double our revenue from the region to over £600 million by the end of 2009, at stable margins of some six per cent."

McDonough said the market was expected to remain strong for the next five to ten years.