Tender documents for the 24-30-month contract are expected to be issued in late July. Prequalifiers will be given two-three months to price the works.

The estimated KD 30 million ($97 million) project calls for the construction of a 60,000-seat stadium to be built over 130,000 square metres. It will have multi-tiered stands covered by a cable net structure between an outer compression ring of steel and an inner tension ring of cables. There will be a fibre glass-structured roof.

The local Project Analysis & Control System (Projacs) is the project manager. The consultant is a joint venture of Germany’s Weidleplan and the local Seif Engineering Consultants.