Local developer Emaar Properties has received bids from contractors for an infrastructure package at the Dubai Creek Harbour development in Dubai.

It is understood that the bidders are the local Al-Naboodah Contracting Company, a joint venture of Lebanon’s Consolidated Contractors Company and the UK’s Kier, and the local Wade Adams Contracting.

The works involve building roads and installing general infrastructure for a mainland parcel of land at the development which is located in the Ras al-Khor area on the banks of Dubai Creek.

In May, a joint venture led by the local Wade Adams was awarded an estimated AED750m ($204m) contract to complete infrastructure for the Island District. That work is understood to include two bridges, associated roads, all services, and landscaping.

The infrastructure works for the Dubai Creek Harbour development had earlier been tendered as one contract estimated to be worth AED4bn-5bn but it was later split into smaller packages.

The consultant for the Dubai Creek Harbour infrastructure is US-based Parsons. The programme manager for the Dubai Creek Harbour Development is US-based Hill International.

Dubai Creek Harbour will be home to the world’s tallest building, known as The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, other residential towers, and a large retail centre that could be the world’s largest.

Emaar is co-developing Dubai Creek Harbour with Dubai Holding.