Contractors are preparing to submit bids on 16 September for the contract to build the Fairmont Hotel and Serviced Apartments in Abu Dhabi.

The prospective bidders for the contract are:

  • Alec (local)
  • Ali & Sons Contracting (local)
  • Al-Ahmadiah Contracting & Trading (local)
  • Al-Futtaim Carillion (local/UK)
  • Al-Habtoor Leighton Group (local/Australia)/Murray Roberts Contractors (South Africa)
  • Arabian Construction Company (ACC) (local/Lebanon)
  • Arabtec Construction (local)
  • Benyan Development Company (local)
  • Dhabi Contracting (local)
  • Nurol Group (Turkey)
  • Oger Abu Dhabi (Saudi Arabia)
  • Shapoorji Pallonji (India)
  • United Engineering Construction

The local National Investment Corporation (NIC) has invited companies to bid for the contract in late July.

The scheme involves building a 39-storey tower that includes 563 guest rooms, 144 serviced apartment units, 105 other apartments, 13 food and beverage outlets, ballroom and conference rooms, a swimming pool and sporting facilities. There will be underground and ground-level parking for 1,300 vehicles. The total built-up area is 160,000 square metres.

The project manager is Australia’s Confluence. The cost and contracts consultant is the local Williams International Group. The design consultant and architect of record is the local Dewan Architects & Engineers. The construction supervision consultant is Lebanon’s Khatib & Alami.

Contractors have been approached for the project several times over the past seven years, although it has now been redesigned.

NIC has also invited contractors to express interest in building a new real estate development in Abu Dhabi close to Marina Mall.

Known as the Abu Dhabi Marina City project, the scheme involves building four eight-storey apartment buildings with a total of 210 high-end units, 67 villas and all associated infrastructure such as roads and landscaping. The plot covers an area of 174,000 sq m.

The consultant is the UK’s Atkins.