Kuwait re-opens $700m Sheikh Jaber Bridge tender

Cowi design for 37.5km reverts to bid in shock chance for contractors

Bids need to be in by November, for award by December and delivery by 2016.
Bids need to be in by November, for award by December and delivery by 2016.

The second phase of the $2.6bn Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah Bridge, also known as the Sheikh Jaber Bridge or Subiya Causeway, has been re-tendered by Kuwait’s authorities.

Contractors have until the end of November 2012 to submit their bids for the $700m tender, for one of the two sea bridges project, one linking to Subiya and the other to Doha, Kuwait.

Sheikh Jaber Bridge is the larger of the two at 37.5km and was designed by Cowi A/S Engineering Consultants, beginning from the intersection of Ghazali Street with Jamal Abdul Nasser Street crossing Kuwait Bay southwards to Subiya highway.

The project also includes two manmade islands, each 30 hectares which will house maintenance and traffic emergency buildings, fueling stations and boat docks.

The contract for phase two is expected to be awarded by December and completed by 2016.

Phase 1 of the project is under construction and expected to be completed by December, 2015.

The second bridge which will be linked to Doha, Kuwait will be 16km long and cross Kuwait Bay westwards through the islands of Umm Al Namil and to Ras Ashairij to reach the Doha highway.
 

 

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