Guggenheim project is third museum on Abu Dhabis Saadiyat Island to be tendered
Contractors are preparing to submit bids on 8 May for the contract to build the Guggenheim museum on Saadiyat Island.
The scope of work comprises concrete substructure, concrete superstructure, structural steelwork, glulam timber structure/glazed cladding to the cones, mechanical, electrical and plumbing works, vertical transportation, specialist security installation, fit-out works and external works.
The project client, Abu Dhabis Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), is currently evaluating bids for the contract to build the Zayed National Museum on Saadiyat Island. It received bids in November last year for the contract. The bidders included:
- Al-Futtaim Carillion (local/UK)
- Arabian Construction Company(local/Lebanon)/FCC (Spain)
- Arabtec Construction (local)
- China State Construction Engineering Corporation (China)/OHL (Spain)/Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) (Athens-based)
- Ghantoot (local)/El-Seif Engineering Contracting (Saudi Arabia)
- Six Construct Abu Dhabi (local/Belgium)/Dhabi Contracting (local)
The main construction contract includes the concrete superstructure, structural steelwork and specialist cladding, mechanical, electrical and plumbing, and the interior fit-out. The project has been delayed following a strategic review of future projects by Abu Dhabi government in 2011.
In January 2013, TDIC awarded the main construction contract to build the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum on Saadiyat Island to a joint venture of the local Arabtec, Spains Constructora San Jose and Oger Abu Dhabi.
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