Kuwait University has extended the bid submission date for the contract to build, operate and manage two service stations and annexed buildings at Sabah al-Salem University campus to 29 August.

This is the third time that the submission date has been extended. The original submission deadline for the construction project was 27 June (MEED 13:5:10).

The prequalified contractors for the construction package include:

  • Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC)
  • Sinohydro Corporation (China)
  • Nurol Construction & Trading Company (Turkey)
  • SNC-Lavalin UK (UK) and Alamiah Building Company (local)
  • Sembawang Engineers & Constructors (Singapore)
  • Saudi Binladin Group (Saudi Arabia)
  • Orascom Construction Industries (Egypt)
  • SK Engineering & Construction (South Korea)
  • Posco Engineering & Construction Company (South Korea)
  • Hyundai Engineering & Construction (South Korea)

Kuwait also recently received bids for the contract to build the $473m College of Engineering & Petroleum (Coep) at the Sabah al-Salem campus.

The university received bids from 13 consortiums for the contract to build the Coep facility. A consortium of Malaysia’s Pembinaan and the local Al-Sager General Trading & Contracting was the low bidder with a price of KD136.4m ($472.6m).

This was 4 per cent lower than the KD142.1m submitted by the second lowest bidder, a partnership of China Metallurgical Construction Corporation and the local Khalid Ali al-Kharafi & Brothers.

UAE-based Arabtec Construction and the local Combined Group Contracting Company submitted the third lowest bid with a price of KD154.9m.

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 (MEED 25:8:10).