Local developer Emaar Properties is moving closer to awarding the contract to build infrastructure at its Dubai Creek Harbour development after receiving clarifications from bidders.

Contractors submitted revised offers for the contract in January. The works, for which bids were originally submitted in December last year, include roads, bridges, drainage, utilities and marine works for the Dubai Creek Harbour site, which is located on the banks of Dubai Creek in the Ras al-Khor area.

The contract also includes managing the design and other facets of the project such as waste management, for which contractors are likely to hire external consultants and subcontractors.

The consultant for the infrastructure is US-based Parsons. The programme manager for the development is UK-based Faithful+Gould.

The Dubai Creek Harbour development will be home to the world’s tallest building, known as The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour.

In early March, MEED reported that the contract to complete the raft foundation for the tower has been awarded to the local/Belgian Bel Hasa Six Construct.

Emaar plans to engage contractors during a pre-construction period for about 6 months before leading to a contract award for the construction of the tower later this year.

A large retail district and residential towers are also planned for Dubai Creek Harbour, which is being developed by a joint venture of Emaar Properties and Dubai Holding.