Kuwait University (KU) has extended the submission deadline to 19 September for a contract to build a faculty of arts and a faculty of education on the new $3bn Sabah al-Salem University campus.

This is the third time that the submission date has been extended. The original submission date for the project was 25 July. The tender has an initial guarantee of KD2.3m ($7.9m).

The 26 consortiums that have prequalified for the project are:

Local Al-Arabi Trading & Real Estate Centre Company/Italy’s Societa Italiana per Condotte Dacqua Local Abu Shaiba General Trading & Contracting Company/Turkey’s Mesa Mesken Sanayii
Local First United General Trading & Contracting Company/Spain’s OHL Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC)
Local Kuwait Company for Process Plant Construction & Contracting (KCPC)/ Italy’s Impressa Pizzarotti Local Al-Hani Construction & Trading Company/China’s Sinohydro Corporation
Local Copri Construction Projects Company/South Korea’s Hyundai Engineering & Construction Local High Slant Contracting Group/South Korea’s Hyundai Amco
Local Sadeem al-Kuwait General Trading & Contracting Company/Saudi Oger Local Sayed Hamid Behbehani & Sons Company/South Korea’s Posco Engineering & Construction Company
Local Combined Group Contracting Company/UAE’s Arabtec Construction Local Hayat Group General Trading & Contracting Company/UAE’s Al-Nasr General Contracting Company
Local Abdul Rahman al-Bisher Sons General Trading & Contracting Company/  Turkey’s Nurol Construction & Trading Company Local Mushrif Trading & Contracting Company/Singapore’s Sembawang
Local International Building Company/UK-office of SNC Lavalin Local Khalid Ali al-Kharafi &  Brothers Construction Company/Metallurgical Corporation of China (MCC)
Local Al-Ahmadiah Contracting & Trading Company/France’s Bouygues Batiment International UAE’s Al-Saqar General Trading & Contracting Company/Malysia’s Pembinaan
Local Arab Kuwait Contractors Company/Egypt’s  Arab Contractors (Othman Ahmed Othman & Partners) Local Gulf Construction, Marine Works and General Contracting Company/China Communication Construction Company
Local Al-Aamar Engineering Roads & Bridges Contracting Company/Saudi Binladin Group Local Alghanim Combined Group General Trading & Contracting Company/Turkey’s Ant Yapi
Local Burhan International Construction Company/Egypt’s Orascom Construction Industries Local Boodai Construction Company/Italy’s Rizzani De Eccher
Local Alghanim International Trading & Contracting Company/UAE’s Al-Habtoor Leighton Group Local Sai General Trading/Greece’s Aktor


The university recently received bids from 13 consortiums for the contract to build the College of Engineering and Petroleum (Coep), which will be located at the new $3bn Sabah al-Salem campus.

A consortium of Malaysia’s Pembinaan and the local Al-Sager General Trading & Contracting was the low bidder with a price of KD136.4m.

Designed by the local Gulf Consult and US-based Cambridge Seven Associates, the new facility will include eight engineering departments, as well as the university’s department of architecture.

Scheduled for completion in 2014, the college will be divided into two buildings – one for male students, the other for female students. The contract was the first tender issued on the Sabah al-Salem campus, which will be located at Shadadiyah, 20km west of Kuwait City (MEED 26:8:10).