Kuwait University has extended the bid deadline for two contracts to build service tunnels at it’s Sabah al-Salem Campus to 20 June.

One contract involves building a service tunnel at the east side of the campus and the other is for the construction of a tunnel at the west side.

The original bid deadline for the projects was 30 May.

Nine local contractors have prequalified for both contracts. These are:

  • Mohammmed Abdulmoshin al-Kharafi & Sons
  • Al-Ahmadiah Contracting & Trading Company
  • Arab Kuwait Contractors Company
  • Kuwait Scientific Building Company
  • Al-Tasheed Compact Company
  • United Gulf Tasheed Company
  • First Kuwaiti Trading & Contracting Company
  • Combined Group Contracting Company
  • Alghanim International General Trading & Contracting Company

In March, Kuwait University also issued the tender for an estimated $400m-deal to build and maintain its planned College of Engineering and Petroleum (COEP) at the new Sabah al-Salem University campus.

Designed by the local Gulf Consult and US-based Cambridge Seven Associates, the new COEP facility will include eight engineering departments as well as the university’s department of architecture. The university set a 9 May deadline for technical and commercial proposals, but has since extended the deadline to 11 July (MEED 19:5:10). 

At least nine contracting groups have prequalified. They include:

  • Hyundai Engineering & Construction Company (South Korea) and Copri Construction Projects (local)
  • Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) (Athens-based)
  • SNC Lavalin (Canada) and Alamiah Building Company (local)
  • Bouygues Batiment International (France) and Al-Ahmadiah Contracting & Trading Company (local)
  • Arab Contractors (Egypt) and Kuwait Arab Contractors Company (local)
  • Construction China Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC) (China) and Mohammed Abdulmohsin al-Kharafi & Sons General Trading & Contracting (local)
  • China State Construction Engineering Corporation (China) and Kharafi Construction Company (local)
  • Posco Engineering & Construction (South Korea) and Sayed Hamid Behbehani & Sons (SHBC) (local)
  • Sinohydro Corporation (China) and Al-Hani Construction & Trading (local)

Scheduled for completion in 2014, COEP will be divided into two buildings – one for male students, the other for female students.

The two buildings will contain separate laboratories, lecture halls, auditoriums, conference rooms, exhibition space, prayer rooms and faculty offices while sharing a central library (MEED 21:3:10).