Kuwait University is prequalifying contractors for the main construction tender for a 15,000-seat sports stadium at its new Sabah al-Salem Campus.

An initial deadline of 20 October was set for contractors to submit prequalification documents, although this is expected to be extended.

The university is expected to issue tender documents for the construction package in the next three to four months, according to a source close to the project.

The proposed stadium will be located at the new campus, which will be located at Shadadiyah, 20 kilometres west of Kuwait City.

The university has tendered a number of major projects for the new campus this year.

Kuwait’s Central Tenders Committee (CTC) recently approved the award of two construction contracts worth a total of $1.2bn to build faculty buildings at the new Sabah al-Salem university campus.

The CTC approved the award of a KD185m ($675m) contract to the local Khalid Ali al-Kharafi & Brothers Construction Contracting Company in joint venture with China’s Metallurgical Construction Corporation to build the College of Science and Faculty Club at the new campus. The tenders committee also approved the award of a KD143.6m contract to consortium of the local Al-Hani Construction & Trading Company and China’s Sinohydro to build the College of Business and the College of Women.

When completed, in addition to the stadium, the Sabah al-Salem campus will comprise more than 25 faculty buildings, a 600-bed hospital, car parks with space for more than 32,000 vehicles, dormitories, sports facilities and auditoriums (MEED 14:10:11).