Local real estate developer Tameer Holding has invited companies to bid by 13 November for the contract to complete the construction of its Tameer Towers development on Abu Dhabi’s Reem Island.

The selected contractor will complete phase 1 of the project, which is expected to include more than 2,000 apartments. In 2012, about 20 per cent of the construction work on the development has been completed.

Tameer formed an alliance with South Africa’s Murray & Roberts Contractors (Middle East), the local/Australian Al-Habtoor Leighton Group and the local Al-Rajhi Projects & Construction in 2008.

Murray & Roberts Contractors left the alliance in 2009. Al-Habtoor Leighton Group and Al-Rajhi Projects & Construction signed a fresh construction contract later that year after Tameer invited contractors to express interest in the project for a second time. The Al-Habtoor Leighton Group later decided to withdraw from the project leaving Al-Rajhi Projects & Construction to complete the work.

The overall project was originally designed with six towers between the sea and the Central Park area of the Shams Abu Dhabi development on Reem Island. The main buildings are a 74-floor, 300 metre-high office tower in the commercial area, a 21-floor hotel and apartment tower, two 50-floor residential towers and two 30-floor residential towers. The total built-up area is 915,000 square metres.