Contractors are preparing to submit prequalification documents for three GCC-funded road projects that are being developed by Bahrain’s Works Ministry as part of its strategic roads masterplan.

The prequalification closing date for two projects financed by Saudi Arabia is 13 March and the closing date for a road project funded by Kuwait is 3 April. Submissions will be opened the day after they are submitted.

The first Saudi-funded project is the first phase of the Muharraq Ring Road scheme in the north east of the kingdom.

It involves road works including structural works, such as post tensioned concrete flyovers and marine bridges, underpasses, embankments, reinforced soil walls, reinforced concrete walls.

It also involves other works including site clearance, cutting and filling, asphalting, storm water drainage installation, lane marking, street lighting, road side barriers, landscaping and the relocation and protection of exiting utilities.

The Works Ministry received prequalification documents from engineering consultants for the project in February this year. The firms that submitted documents are:

  • Phoenix Engineering Services (PES)
  • Dar al-Tashreeq Engineering
  • Gharib Engineering
  • Al-Jazeera Engineering
  • Urban Vision
  • ACE Al-Moayed
  • Al-Zayani Designers
  • MSCEB
  • Jennings O’Donovan
  • Dheya Tawfiqi Engineering Consultancy Bureau (DTEB)
  • Al-A’ali Engineering
  • Madaen-Urban Planning & Civil Engineering

The second road project that will be funded by Saudi Arabia is the construction of interchange 2 and the construction of roads between existing roundabouts 13-18 in the Madinat Hamad area on the existing Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman Highway.