The bidders include:
the local/South African venture of Al-Habtoor Murray & Roberts
, with Japan’s Takenaka Corporation
and Malaysia’s WCT
the local/Australian Nasa Multiplex
, with the local Associated Construction & Investments (Ascon)
South Korea’s Samsung Corporation
, with the local/Belgian Bel Hasa Six Construct
and Arab Technical Construction Company (Arabtec)
the local/UK Al-Naboodah Laing O’Rourke
, with Hong Kong-based Hip Hing
the local/UK Dutco Balfour Beatty
, with Athens-based Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC)
and Paul Y ITC Construction Holdings
of Hong Kong;
of Australia, with the local Dubai Civil Engineering (DCE)
of Japan, with Lebanon’s Arabian Construction Company (ACC)
Emaar is planning to make a swift selection, with an award expected as early as mid-August. On-site construction is expected to start in early 2005, with completion set for mid-2008.
The 705-metre-high structure will house offices, apartments and a hotel. The US’ Turner International
is the project manager on the Emaar Properties project; the design consultant is Skidmore Owings & Merrill
, also of the US.
For the main package on the Dubai Mall project, bidders are due to submit new prices on 26 July, based on a revised bill of quantities and some new specifications. About six international contractors are competing for the contract, valued at about $750 million. An award is also expected in August (MEED 28:5:04).