Abu Dhabi cancels bridge tender

22 December 2011

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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