Kuwait University has invited contractors to bid for a contract to build a faculty of arts and a faculty of education at the new $3bn Sabah Al-Salem University Campus.

The prequalified contractors have until 25 July to submit bids for the contract, which has an initial guarantee of KD2.3m ($7.9m).

The 26 consortiums that have prequalified for the project are:

Local Al-Arabi Trading & Real Estate Centre Company/Italy’s Societa Italiana per Condotte Dacqua Local Abu Shaiba General Trading & Contracting Company/Turkey’s Mesa Mesken Sanayii
First United General Trading & Contracting Company/Spain’s OHL Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC)
Local Kuwait Company for Process Plant Construction & Contracting (KCPC)/ Italy’s Impressa Pizzarotti Local Al-Hani Construction & Trading Company/China’s Sinohydro Corporation
Local Copri Construction Projects Company/South Korea’s Hyundai Engineering & Construction Local High Slant Contracting Group/South Korea’s Hyundai Amco
Local Sadeem al-Kuwait General Trading & Contracting Company/Saudi Oger Local Syed Hamid Behbehani & Sons Company/South Korea’s Posco Engineering & Construction Company
Local Combined Group Contracting Company/UAE’s Arabtec Construction Local Hayat Group General Trading & Contracing Company/UAE’s Al-Nasr General Contracting Company
Local Abdul Rahman al-Bisher Sons General Trading & Contracting Company/  Turkey’s Nurol Construction & Trading Company Local Mushrif Trading & Contracting Company/Singapore’s Sembawang
Local International Building Company/UK-office of SNC Lavalin Local Khaled Ali al-Kharafi &  Brothers Construction Company/Metallurgical Corporation of China (MCC)
Local Al-Ahmadiah Contracting & Trading Company/France’s Bouygues Batiment International UAE’s Al-Saqar General Trading & Contracting Company/Malysia’s Pembinaan
Local Arab Kuwait Contractors Company/Egypt’s  Arab Contractors (Othman Ahmed Othman & Partners) Local Gulf Construction, Marine Works and General Contracting Company/China Communication Construction Company
Local Al-Aamar Engineering Roads & Bridges Contracting Company/Saudi Binladin Group Local Alghanim Combined Group General Trading & Contracting Company/Turkey’s Ant Yapi
Local Burhan International Construction Company/Egypt’s Orascom Construction Industries Local Boodai Construction Company/Italy’s Rizzani De Eccher
Local Alghanim International Trading & Contracting Company/UAE’s Al-Habtoor Leighton Group Local Sai General Trading/Greece’s Aktor

The project is one of a number of contracts to have been tendered by Kuwait University recently.

In March, the university issued a tender for an estimated $400m deal to build and maintain its planned College of Engineering and Petroleum (COEP) at the new Sabah al-Salem 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 (MEED 26:3:10).