Contractors submitted prices for Umlifaina bridge in November 2010
Abu Dhabi’s Department of Transport (DoT) has cancelled the tender for the contract to build a series of bridges linking the Umlifaina islands to the Abu Dhabi mainland.
The DoT also returned bid bonds to the 14 contractors that submitted bids in November 2010 (MEED 23:11:11).
The estimated AED1bn ($272m) contract would have involved building two major bridges and three smaller crossings. The first main bridge will connect Abu Dhabi mainland to a smaller island and the second will link the smaller island to the main Umlifaina island.
Umlifaina islands are located near to Reem Island and Saadiyat Island – both of which are currently being developed.
The consultant for the bridges project is the Abu Dhabi office of Aurecon.
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