Lebanon-headquartered Dar Al-Handasah has won a consultancy contract on the long-delayed Subiya Causeway project.

The contract includes the design review and construction supervision for two contracts covering the Subiya link and Doha link.

Dar Al-Handasah beat off competition from UK firm Halcrow and Canada’s SNC-Lavalin.

The 36-kilometre causeway, officially known as Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah Causeway, will link Kuwait City with the northern area of Subiya.

The project was first tendered in 2006, but has subsequently faced a number of delays due to design changes. The Public Works Ministry, the client for the project, reopened the prequalification process in 2010.

Towards the end of last year, a consortium headed by South Korea’s Hyundai Engineering and Construction Company won the $2.6bn contract to build the causeway.