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New Scottish Bahrain joint venture builds Montgomerie Signature Course

8.30am 9th January 2007 - Course Development

A new joint venture, BGD – Nass, has been awarded a contract to construct the new Colin Montgomerie Signature golf course at the Riffa Views project in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The BD 6.2 million (€11.7 million) award followed a competitive tender process involving four bids.

The joint venture between Scottish based Braemar Golf Developments (BGD) and Bahrain based Nass Contracting Co brings together companies with very different experience and skills but which in combination bring all the requirements the client was looking for to build this world class golf course.

The award was made recently by Richard Browning, the CEO of Riffa Golf & Residential Development Company who commented, “The partnership brings a professional calibre that is essential for the quality demanded by the Riffa Views project. BGD – Nass demonstrated the essential mix of large scale construction experience coupled with the vital site specific technical golf knowledge and a vital understanding of quality the Colin Montgomerie designed golf course demands.

“The golf course is a vital asset to this ground breaking residential development in Bahrain which will feature 900 residential homes as well as Boris Becker Tennis Academy, international school, country club and hotel.”

David Dean, principal of BGD and David Anthony, general manager of Nass Contracting, attended the award signing with both stating how delighted they were to win this prestigious contract and looking forward to delivering a world class golf course to the client in 2008.

David Dean added, “The turnkey construction ability of Nass in the Gulf, in conjunction with the technical golf course management and construction skills specific to the region, accumulated by BGD over a number of years working in the Middle East, have been key to the success of the bid and we look forward to looking for other golf course construction opportunities that could benefit from the combined skills and experience of BGD – Nass.

Nass Contracting, a subsidiary of the Nass Corporation, with over 40 years of experience and proven expertise, has made a major contribution to the development of Bahrain’s commercial and industrial infrastructure, successfully undertaking projects in virtually every sector of the country’s economy. The Nass Group

Braemar Golf Developments is a privately owned limited company, established in 1999 to provide strategic consultancy to the golf industry. In 2003, BGD entered into an agreement with a major golf brand to provide golf management and marketing services although it still provides services through BGD when appropriate and has clients in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Australasia at present.

Braemar Golf Developments
Nass Group

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