Shapoorji Pallonji wins $525m Kuwait Uni contract
India-based contractor picks up build, operate and maintain new colleges of social science, law and Sharia'a and Islamic studies
Shapoorji Pallonji has won a $525m (KD150m) contract to build, operate and maintain a number of college buildings at the new Kuwait University.
The contract covers new colleges of social science, law, and Sharia'a and Islamic studies, as well as prayer areas and a new university faculty club. The build contract will run for 42 months.
A signing ceremony for the contract was held in Kuwait, which was attended by both the Minister of Education, Dr Bader Al-Essa, and by the President of Kuwait University, Dr. Abdulatif Al-Bader.
Shapoorji Pallonji's managing director and CEO, MD Saini said: “At Shapoorji Pallonji, we consider education to be one of the most important foundations of any society, so it is with great honour that we are able to contribute towards Kuwait’s national higher education through the construction of this university.”
Shapoorji Pallonji is already present in the Kuwaiti market, having won a design-build contract that included the supply, fit and maintenance of medical equipment for the $635 million Al Sabah Hospital. The 617-bed project is currently in its design phase and is expected to last approximately 48 months in total.