Kuwait University receives bids for infrastructure packages

05 January 2012

Eight groups submit bids for campus infrastructure contract

Kuwait University has received bids for infrastructure packages B5 and A5 on its new Sabah al-Salem Campus.

The university received bids from eight groups in December. The local Copri Construction Enterprises submitted the low bid of KD98m ($352m). This was 1.2 per cent lower than the KD99.2m price submitted by the second-lowest bidder, the local Mohammed Abdulmoshin al-Kharafi & Sons Company.

The third-lowest price of KD106.6m was submitted by First Kuwaiti Company for General Trading & contracting.

The infrastructure work will include the construction of service roads, secondary substations and car parks.

The new Sabah al-Salem university campus will be located at Shadadiyah, which is 20 kilometres west of Kuwait City. When completed, the campus will comprise more than 25 faculty buildings. It will include a 600-bed hospital, car parks with space for more than 32,000 vehicles, dormitories, sports facilities and auditoriums.

In October 2011, the University awarded two construction contracts worth a total of $1.2bn to build faculty buildings at the new Sabah al-Salem university campus.

The local Khalid Ali al-Kharafi & Brothers Construction Contracting Company, in joint venture with China’s Metallurgical Construction Corporation, was awarded a KD185m contract to build the College of Science and Faculty Club at the new university campus.

For the second project, the local Al-Hani Construction & Trading Company and China’s Sinohydro was awarded a KD143.6m contract to build the College of Business and the College of Women (MEED 14:10:11).

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