The local Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA), has reopened the prequalification process for the proposed bridge linking Saadiyat and Abu Dhabi islands. Companies had originally been invited to prequalify in February.
The decision follows fresh interest from local and international contractors in the project after the official launch of the AED 100,000 million ($27,200 million) Saadiyat island in late April. The bridge is expected to go for tender in July.The project entails the construction of a 1,455-metre-long segmental box girder bridge, with five carriageways running in each direction for road traffic and two central lanes reserved for a provisional rail link, and a road between the bridge and the existing Mina road on Abu Dhabi island. US-based Parsons International is the consultant (MEED 12:5:06).