State-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) has extended the deadline for commercial bids for the contract to build its corporate headquarters on Abu Dhabi Corniche.

In early December, Adnoc received technical bids from contractors and commercial bids had been due to follow on 20 December. However, the client has postponed the deadline until 1 February. This will give bidders more time to prepare their prices.

The bidders competing for the contract include the local/Australian Al-Habtoor Leighton Group; the local Arabtec Construction; Saudi Arabia’s El-Seif Engineering & Contracting; Kuwait’s Mohammed Abdulmohsin Kharafi & Sons; Turkey’s Nurol; Germany’s Ed Zueblin; and three South Korean companies: Hyundai Engineering & Construction, Samsung Corporation and Kumho Engineering & Construction.

The new building will be adjacent to the current Adnoc headquarters, at the intersection of Corniche road and Bainunah street in the UAE capital.

The scheme includes an office tower, podium and atrium, basement parking areas, a separate underground car park, and a tunnel connecting the office tower with the car park. The total built-up area will be about 190,000 square metres.

Abu Dhabi’s Arabian Foundations has already started work on the enabling works package. The architect is US-based HOK. The US’ Hill International is the project manager.