CCC wins Abu Dhabi presidential palace contract
Contractor snaps up mandate for secretive Ras Al-Akhdar project
Consolidated Contracting Company has been selected to construct the new presidential palace in Ras Al-Akhdar, Abu Dhabi.
The Athens-based company, which has offices throughout the GCC, won the contract yesterday, it was announced.
The palace will house the offices of HH the president, HH the Crown Prince, as well as ministers. It will be set on a 150 hectare site, including the palace, which will be 160,000m2, according to RW Armstrong, the project manager.
The company – which has been working on the project since 2007 - is undertaking a design review of the development, encompassing the architectural, civil and MEP work among others and is assessing the tenders.
The ancillary buildings, over a site of 23,000m2, will include a public majlis, a mosque, staff and military accommodations, a services compound, and various gatehouses and watchtowers.
The project also includes 2000m of six-metre seawall and 4 million cubic metres of dredging.
The value of the contract is as yet undisclosed, with RW Armstrong citing the confidentiality agreement signed with government. Najib Khoury, group vice president of business development for CCC, was unavailable for comment in Athens at deadline.