Bidders were requested to submit: a main price covering the mass concrete quay; and an alternative for diaphragm walls. For the main price, Athens-based Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC)is the low bidder at AED 217 million ($59.1 million), followed by the local Al-Hamed Development & Constructionat AED 221 million ($60 million). For the alternative, Al-Hamed is the low bidder at AED 201 million ($54.7 million) followed by the local Pivot Engineering & General Contractingat AED 205 million ($55.8 million).

The 36-month project will be carried out over two designated areas. At area A, the scope of work includes dredging 5.5 million cubic metres for the harbour and revetment. It will also entail the construction of mass concrete block quay walls, breakwaters, four new souks, a cafeteria, a service compound and a mosque.

At area B, pontoons will be built at the existing dhow harbour, along with the demolition of the existing fishermen’s accommodation and the construction of three new accommodation blocks, each of two storeys. It will also include the construction of access roads, the demolition of the existing market and the refurbishment of the area near the existing harbour.

The consultant is Gibb Middle East, part of the UK’s Gibb. The client is Abu Dhabi Municipality.