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Qatar - Bahrain Causeway

Last Updated: Apr 17, 2011

Client | Public Works Authority (Qatar) \\\\\\\\ Ministry of Works (Bahrain)  
Actual Value: 3bn USD
Qatar - Bahrain Bridge
Qatar - Bahrain Bridge
Contractors | Main Contractor: Vinci Construction
Main Contractor: Middle East Dredging Company - Medco (The dredging Works)
Main Contractor: HOCHTIEF Construction AG
Main Contractor: Consolidated Contractors Company W.L.L.
Main Contractor: QDVC
Consultants | Main Consultant: COWI Consult A/S (Pre-studies Consultant)
Main Consultant: KBR (Project Manager)
Country | Qatar 
Category | Infrastructure 
Project Type | Roads Construction  
Project Duration | From:   Q1 2010 Estimated
To:        Q3 2014 Estimated
Status | On Hold  
Scope | The Qatar - Bahrain causeway project calls for the design and construction of a 40 km two-lane dual carriageway motorway between Qatar and Bahrain. The road will run over a total of 18 km of embankments where the sea is shallow and 22 km of viaducts and bridges over deep water, including two 400 metre cable-stayed bridges over shipping channels.  
Schedule | The project is still on hold.  
Remark | The bridge will create a direct link between Qatar and Bahrain, promoting trade and travel between the two countries. At present, the journey by road takes five hours; with the causeway, it will only take about 30 minutes. The project will have to comply with stringent environmental standards and ecological requirements. QDVC is a Qatari subsidiary owned 51% by Qatari Diar and 49% by VINCI Construction Grands Projets.