Umlifaina bridge tender deadline extended

Project manager confirms mid-October as new date for US $300m project

The bridge will connect Umlifaina Island with Abu Dhabi.
The bridge will connect Umlifaina Island with Abu Dhabi.

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Construction firms bidding for the main contract to construct the Umlifaima Bridge in Abu Dhabi will have an extra two weeks to submit their applications.

Yasir Al Ani, project manager for the estimated AED300 million development, confirmed to CW that there had been an extension "until mid-October" after an initial deadline of 26th September.

It is believed that 13 companies have been invited to offer their services.

The project covers construction of two bridges and three smaller crossings. The bridges will connect Umlifaina Island – located near to Reem Island and Saadiyat Island - with Abu Dhabi Island.

The client is the Department of Transport and the main consultant is Aurecon. The project is one of many infrastructure projects taking place in the UAE capital that is yet to assign a main contractor, including the replacement of 42-inch pipeline at Zirku Island, expected to be announced this quarter.

Work on the Umlifaina Bridge is to begin in the first quarter of next year, on the project’s current schedule.


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