Construction & Infrastructure

Howden’s specialist construction and engineering practice places over USD 850m every year, on behalf of 800+ clients operating in the construction, energy and marine building industry.

We bring you 155 insurance and risk management experts, with enhanced access to risk expertise all over the world in 80+ territories.

We regularly work with:
  • Project Owners / Developers
  • Contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Consultants
  • Government / Awarding Bodies
  • Banks & Lenders
  • We are used to supporting all manner of project finance structures.
We bring you specialist practitioners and expertise in:
  • Airports
  • Rail
  • Roads / Bridges / Tunnels
  • Ports / Terminals / Ferries
  • Power generation
  • Onshore & offshore
  • Downstream and upstream
  • Renewable energy
  • Utilities
  • Healthcare
  • Telecoms
  • Shopping malls/offices / mixed-use developments
Some projects we’ve been involved in recently
  • Rail network
  • Army Base
  • Gas storage facility
  • Upscale housing developments
  • Thermal power plant
  • Simple cycle natural gas power plant.

How we help you

Full range of construction-related insurances.
  • Erection “All Risks” / Construction “All Risks” / Builders Risk
  • Delay in Start-Up / Advanced Loss of Profits/Rentals
  • First Year Operational Property Damage / Business Interruption (Power Generation)
  • Terrorism
  • International Third-Party Liability / General Liability
  • Marine Cargo / Marine Delay in Start-Up
  • Environmental Liability

Our full-service approach is based on three fundamental stages:

1. Client Needs

First of all, we undertake a thorough review of project’s contracts, risk register and site exposures.

This helps all parties get a clear view of the risks, and confirm compliance with contracted terms.

2. Mitigate, transfer or both?

Every project is different but the goal is the same – to reduce and transfer risk.

We identify all risks in the project and help plan the most cost-effective way to manage each.

Where is a risk is not insurable, we help with creating contractual provisions to protect yours and your partners’ interests.

We also take you through a structured process to properly understand project delay risks.

3. Protecting your interests (and your partners too)

The next step is to take your risk to the insurance markets.

Using our market insider knowledge and connections, we access a wide range of insurers with an appetite for the risk.

The goal always look to achieve long term, annually renewable insurance at the most competitive cost.

Alongside that, we ensure policies include resource and coverage for dispute resolution.

Independent loss control services are often a good idea

We are able to provide access to independent specialists who have worked as engineers and insurance professionals – these insurer-engineers and other independent experts can help reduce your risk, and therefore your insurance costs

Having an insurance-savvy engineer review is a useful exercise because the insurers and re-insurers greatly respect the opinion of such independent experts.

The insurer-engineer is independent, but they, like your broker, are always on your side.

We always select a person with directly relatable experience and can build in their ongoing involvement to be paid for by the insurer.

We recommend an independent expert survey your project every year or two, with recommendations reviews and tracked.

Get in touch

Let's talk...

+971 4357 3835 

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Our office locations:

Latifa Towers
East Wing – Level 1
Trade Centre 1, Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai, U.A.E.
P.O. Box 49195

Howden Specialty
Gate Village 5, Level 4, Office 401
DIFC - Dubai, UAE
P.O. Box 482078
+971 4 223 9964

Office 1701, Level 17
City Gate Tower, Al Ettihad Street
Sharjah, UAE

Howden Guardian
New EMI State Tower
Office - 103 & 104
Airport Road, Abu Dhabi - U.A.E.
P.O. Box 51012
+971 2 491 3777
[email protected]

Abu Dhabi
Office - 1010, Level 10
Al Obaid Office Tower, Airport Road
Rashid Al Maktoum Street 2
Abu Dhabi, UAE
P.O. Box 44897

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