State-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) received technical bids from contractors in early December for the deal to build its corporate headquarters building on Abu Dhabi Corniche.

The bidders included the local/Australian Al-Habtoor Leighton Group, the local Arabtec Construction, Saudi Arabia’s El-Seif Engineering & Contracting, Kuwait’s Mohammed Abdulmohsin Kharafi & Sons, Turkey’s Nurol, and three South Korean companies: Hyundai Engineering & Construction, Samsung Corporation, and Kumho Engineering & Construction.

Adnoc has set a closing date of 20 December for the commercial bids.

The project is adjacent to the current Adnoc headquarters at the intersection of the Corniche road and Bainunah street.

The scheme includes an office tower, podium and atrium, basement parking areas, a separate underground car park, and an underground tunnel connecting the office tower with the car park. The total built-up area will be about 190,000 square metres.

Abu Dhabi’s Arabian Foundations has started work on the enabling works package. The architect is US-based HOK. Hill International, also of the US, is the project manager.

Contractors are currently building two other major corporate headquarters buildings on Abu Dhabi Island (MEED 9:12:09).

In early December, the local/UK Al-Futtaim Carillion won the AED900m ($245m) contract to build a headquarters for sovereign wealth fund Abu Dhabi Investment Council.

In May, International Petroleum Investment Company awarded the AED900m contract to the local Commodore Contracting Company to build its headquarters.