Infrastructure win for Hyder on Bahrain job

Following last week?s launch of the US $1.3 billion (AED490 million) Bahrain Investment Wharf (BIW), Hyder Consulting has been awarded the detailed design and construction supervision services for the project?s primary infrastructure facilities.

Following last week’s launch of the US $1.3 billion (AED490 million) Bahrain Investment Wharf (BIW), Hyder Consulting has been awarded the detailed design and construction supervision services for the project’s primary infrastructure facilities.

Hyder will be responsible for the design and supervision of roads, water and electrical distribution networks, storm and sewer drainage systems, district cooling systems, telecommunications, street lighting, landscaping and other utilities.

Alan Lord, area director, northern Gulf, Hyder Consulting, said: “With our vast international experience in all types of large-scale developments, we have all the necessary skills to design state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities in Bahrain Investment Wharf.

“We are pleased to be part of this mega development, which will play an important role in creating the perception of the Kingdom of Bahrain as a strong business hub.”

According to Muhannad Al Durrah, CEO, BIW, the dredging contract on the project has been awarded to Great Lakes and will take 11 months, with Cypriot contractor Chapo responsible for the main construction contract after reclamation and groundworks have been completed.

The project is expected to be finished within five years.

BIW aims to encourage businesses to invest in Bahrain and create an influx of capital that will boost the economy.

“With the Bahraini government signing the free-trade agreement with the US, it will attract medium and light industries,” added Al Durrah.

The project will also house a logistics park for storage and logistics purposes, in addition to residential, commercial and business communities.

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