Kuwait’s Central Agency for Public Tenders (CAPT) has prequalified 19 firms for the contract to build and maintain a major road project that will serve the under-construction passenger terminal at the Kuwait International airport.

The prequalified firms are:

  • Al-Ayuni (Saudi Arabia)
  • Cengiz Insaat (Turkey)
  • China Harbour Engineering (China)
  • China State Construction Engineering (China)
  • China Xingxing Group (China)
  • Combined Group Contracting (Kuwait, UAE)
  • Corsan Corviam Construction (Spain)
  • Consolidated Contractors Group (CCC) (Lebanon)
  • Galfar Engineering (Oman)
  • Italy P.S Itenira
  • Kolin Insaat (Turkey)
  • Larsen & Toubro (India)
  • Limak Insaat (Turkey)
  • Makyol Insaat (Turkey)
  • Orascom Construction Industries (Egypt)
  • Sacyr (Spain)
  • Societa Italiana Per Condotte d’Acqua (Italy)
  • Strabag (Austria)
  • Teixeira Duarte Engenharia (Portugal)

MEED earlier reported the tender for the contract, originally set to be issued in the first quarter of this year, has been delayed by six months.

CAPT, however, did not specify a date when it expects to issue the tender document.

MEED understands Japan-based Oriental Consultants has completed the design work for the road project in 2016.

The new road will extend from the 2nd Ring Road to the southern part of Terminal 2, which is currently under construction.

The $4.3bn Terminal 2 was expected to be completed in 2022 but the main contractor, Turkey’s Limak Construction, has agreed to deliver the project two years ahead of the original schedule.