BIC Contracting is formerly known as HLG Contracting. The company was formed in 2007 following the merger of the UAE's premier building contractor, Al Habtoor Engineering with Gulf Leighton, the CIMIC Group's original operating company in the Gulf region. The CIMIC Group is a world-leading infrastructure, mining, services and public private partnerships group.

Al Habtoor Engineering's extensive track record in large-scale building projects complemented CIMIC's expertise in large-scale civil infrastructure projects.

Al Habtoor Engineering was founded in Dubai in 1970 and has delivered a number of iconic projects throughout the region. For almost 50 years we have built a strong and loyal client base throughout the Middle East and North Africa.

The CIMIC Group was established in Victoria, Australia in 1949 and is now headquartered in Sydney. The Group operates across the globe.