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).