Qatar Petroleum (QP) has received bids for the contract to build the estimated QR850m ($233m) Faculty of Islamic Studies in Doha.

The Faculty of Islamic Studies will located in the southern zone of Education City on the outskirts of Doha

QP received bids from at least eight contractors on 19 September. It is managing the project on behalf of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Social Development (QF).

The bidders include:

  • Aktor (Greece)
  • Arabtec Construction (UAE)
  • Carillion (UK)
  • Consolidated Contracting Group (CCC) (Athens-based)
  • Construction Development Company (local)
  • Midmac Contracting Company (local)
  • Qatari Arabian Construction Company (QACC) (Lebanon)
  • Taylor Woodrow/Construction Dynamics (UK/local)

The Faculty of Islamic Studies will located in the southern zone of Education City on the outskirts of Doha. It will include classrooms, auditorium, exhibition space, faculty offices, a mosque and an underground car park.

The project is expected to cover an area of 55,980 square metres. The project is scheduled for completion by August 2012.

The Faculty of Islamic Studies is one of a number of new projects planned for Doha’s Education City.

QP recently received bids from at least nine groups for the contract to build the estimated QR1bn ($274m) new Qatar Central Library (MEED 5:8:10).

The 24-month project involves the construction of the library, excavation, piling, superstructure and exterior and interior work. This will include all of the mechanical electrical and plumbing (MEP) work and the provision of furniture.