Prospective bidders for package 6 are understood to include the UK’s Balfour Beatty, Athens-based Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC), Interbetonof the Netherlands, John Laing Constructionof the UK, Canada’s Milne & Nichol, South Korea’s Samsung Corporation, and Belgium’s Six Construct.

The superstructure packages will be followed by the release of tenders for packages 9 and 10, covering the general construction works for the palace, the conference centre and the hotels. In total, there are 16 separate bid packages on the project. The client is the Abu Dhabi government.

The UK’s WAT&Gis the project architect and the US’ Turner Internationalis the project manager (MEED 3:8:01).