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Tender award soon for $1bn Grand Egyptian Museum

Contractors for centre of Egyptology mega project to be named soon

An artist's rendering of the $1bn Grand Egyptian Museum.
An artist's rendering of the $1bn Grand Egyptian Museum.

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EHAF is to decide the winning tender for the $1bn Grand Egyptian Museum in the next two months, according to a senior executive.

“We have been in the process of tendering for the last four months and have selected four out of ten from the pre-qualification,” said Mohamed Fahmy, partner and vice president of the engineering consultant, which is working with Hill on the project.

The mega project, situated in Giza, will be a centre of Egyptology and comprise 150,000 artefacts, what will be the biggest collection in the world. The project attracted the biggest architectural competition in the world, with 1,557 design from 63 countries, under the patronage of UNESCO and the UIA.

Building work includes the world’s largest transluscent stone wall in the world, at 800m, which costs $100 million alone, according to Fahmy along with virtual reality facilities. The contract is for four years of construction.

The executive also revealed that it had reached the final month of the master plan for the Madinat Monawarah Industrial City in Saudi Arabia, before it is ready for tendering. EHAF is also working on the design of border cities with Iraq and Jordan in the country.

The company is one of the most diverse consultants in the Middle East, covering hotels, marinas, sports facilities, museums, infrastructure and mixed use developments.

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