Bids are under evaluation at local developer ALDAR Propertiesfor two key contracts on the proposed multi-billion dollar redevelopment of Mina Zayed, after quotes were submitted in late October for the infrastructure and project management consultancy (PMC) packages.

For the larger PMC contract, the bidders include: Fluor Corporation,Kellogg Brown & Root,and Jacobs CRSS, all US-based, and the UK’s Mott MacDonald. The contract is expected to be fast-tracked with an award by mid-November.

Bidders for the infrastructure contract are understood to include: the UK joint venture of Hyder Consultingand Halcrow; US-based Parsons International; Conseco International, an affiliate of the UK’s Pell Frischmann Partners; and the UK’s Mouchel Parkman (MEED 7:10:05).

The development, set to be implemented in phases over a decade, will be built on the existing Mina Zayed port area, a prime real estate location on the capital’s main island. The plans include hotels, residential districts and commercial and retail areas.

The conceptual masterplan has already been completed. A final decision on the relocation of the port has yet to be taken, although sites at Mussafah and Taweelah have been considered.