Up to 15 companies are prequalified to bid for the contract, but not all are expected to participate in the tender. The prospective bidders include Al-Hamed Development & Construction, Arab Technical Construction Company (Arabtec), Arabian Construction Company (ACC), Emirates Contracting Company (ECC), Khansaheb Civil Engineering, Al-Habtoor Engineering Enterprises, United Engineering Company (UNEC), Al-Basti & Muktha and Al-Shafar General Transport & Contracting Company– all local, the local/Australian Nasa Multiplex, Murray & Roberts Contractors (Middle East) of South Africa, and Al-Naboodah Laing and Al-Futtaim Tarmac, both local/UK.

The project manager is the UK’s Mace International; the client is local property developer Dubai Marina.

A team of Nasa Multiplex with Al-Futtaim Tarmac is carrying out work on the first batch of six towers on the Dubai Marina project under a AED 545 million ($149 million) contract (MEED 20:7:01; 15:6:01).