Kuwait’s Ministry of Public Works (MPW) has invited companies to bid by 23 October for a contract to develop the segment of the Abdaly Expressway from the South Al-Mutlaa City to Future Crossroads at the Northern Regional Road.

According to Kuwait’s Tender Board, 50 companies are qualified to bid. They are:

  1. Acciona (Spain)
  2. Afcons (India)
  3. Aktor (Greece)
  4. Al-Ayuni Investment & Contracting (Saudi Arabia)
  5. Al-Habtoor Leighton (UAE)
  6. Altcom (Netherlands)
  7. Arab Contractors Osman Ahmed Osman (Egypt)
  8. Archirodon (Geneva-registered)
  9. Beijing Construction Engineering Group (China)
  10. Cengiz (Turkey)
  11. China Civil Engineering Corporation (China)
  12. China First Highway Engineering (China)
  13. China Harbour Engineering Corporation (China)
  14. China Major Bridge Engineering Company (China)
  15. China Railway No.2 Engineering Group Company (China)
  16. China Railway 18th Bureau Group Company (China)
  17. China Railway International (China)
  18. China State Construction Engineering Corporation (China)
  19. Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC-Athens-based)
  20. Corsan Corviam Construccion (Spain)
  21. Daelim Industrial (South Korea)
  22. Daewoo Engineering & Construction (South Korea)
  23. Doosan Engineering & Construction (South Korea)
  24. FCC (Spain)
  25. Gulf Leighton (Australia/Spain)
  26. GS Engineering & Construction (South Korea)
  27. Halla Engineering & Construction Corporation (South Korea)
  28. Hyundai Engineering & Construction (South Korea)
  29. Impresa Pizzarotti (Italy)
  30. Kolin (Turkey)
  31. Larsen & Toubro (India)
  32. Makyol (Turkey)
  33. Mapa (Turkey)
  34. Metallurgical Corporation of China (China)
  35. Nurol (Turkey)
  36. OHL (Spain)
  37. Orascom (Egypt)
  38. Sacyr (Spain)
  39. Salini Impregilo (Italy)
  40. Samwhan Corporation (South Korea)
  41. Samsung C+T (South Korea)
  42. Saudi Binladin Group (Saudi
  43. Sinohydro Corporation (China)
  44. SK Engineering & Construction (South Korea)
  45. Societe Egyptiene Entreprises Moktar Ibrahim (Egypt)
  46. Società Italiana per Condotte (Italy)
  47. STFA (Turkey)
  48. Strabag (Austria)
  49. Taeyoung Engineering & Construction Company (South Korea)
  50. USK Most (Russia)

Kuwait has awarded a total of $1.52bn-worth of road and street contracts between January and August. This accounts for a third of the total deals meant to be awarded for the full year 2016.

Road schemes awarded during the year include the $956m infrastructure package for the South Al-Mutlaa City, the $324m road works from Saad Al-Abdulla to Buhaith, and the $256m contract for road works from the 5th Ring Road to the 6th Ring Road on Al-Ghouse Street.

In terms of the value of road projects awarded this year, Kuwait trails Qatar, which recently awarded a $2.1bn contract for the construction of a 34-kilometre highway as part of the Al-Khor Expressway project.