The transport ministries of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia have received an interest from about 100 firms to participate in the second causeway project that will link Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

Companies that have expressed an interest in the Hamad Causeway scheme include multinational, regional and local contractors, consultants, investors, finance, legal and other public-private partnership (PPP) experts most of who attended the market consultation event held in Manama in early June.

It is understood that a transaction adviser will be appointed in early 2018 to support the clients in managing and classifying the interested firms into two tiers prior to the prequalification stage.

To be procured as public-private partnership (PPP), the King Hamad Causeway will feature a 25km road and rail causeway in the same alignment as the existing King Fahd causeway. The railway segment will extend inland by another 21km into Saudi Arabia and 24km into Bahrain.

The list of consultants and contractors confirmed by MEED and MEED Projects to have submitted an interest in the scheme on 29 June include:

Consultants Country

Aecom

US

Arcadis

Netherlands

Arep

France

Atkins

UK

Bechtel Corporation

Bechtel

CH2M Hill

US

Cowi

Denmark

KEO International

Cyprus

Sener

Spain

 

Contractors Country

China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation

China

China Communications Construction Group

China

China Harbour Engineering Company

China

China Railway Construction Corporation

China

Consolidated Contractors Company (Lebanon)

Lebanon

Daelim

South Korea

Daewoo E&C

South Korea

Eiffage

France

El-Seif Engineering Contracting

Saudi Arabia

Fluor Corporation

US

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company

US

GS Engineering & Construction

South Korea

Hitachi

Japan

Huta Marine

Saudi Arabia

Hyundai E&C

South Korea

National Marine Dredging Company

UAE

Nesma & Partners

Saudi Arabia

Posco

South Korea

Salini Impregilo

Italy

Samsung C&T

South Korea

Saudi Binladin Group

Saudi Arabia

SK Engineering & Construction

South Korea

STFA Construction Group

Turkey

Vinci

France