Entrant: Hyder Consulting

Project owner: Ministry of Works, Bahrain

Project contractors: Boskalis Westminster; Haji Hassan Group and Six Construct joint venture

Engineering consultant: Hyder Consulting

Architect: Hyder Consulting

Description: The North Manama Causeway project represents a major part of Bahrain’s vision to upgrade the existing national strategic road plan along two routes: the King Faisal Highway and Al-Fateh Highway. The project includes a 2.4 kilometre-long, 100 metre-wide reclaimed causeway, two marine bridge crossings and a separate loop-shaped flyover, primarily to allow for free flow entrance to the growing Business Bay. The largest transportation project in the history of Bahrain’s Ministry of Works, it features public beaches and improved access to the diplomatic area, Bahrain Bay and the Financial Harbour, and the future Manama Lagoon.