Abu Dhabi’s Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) has invited companies to bid for the contract to build its new corporate headquarters in Abu Dhabi.

Contractors have until 16 May to submit bids for the project, which is to be located between the Mussafah and Maqta bridges, which link Abu Dhabi island to the mainland.

The project involves the construction of three inter-linked office buildings of eight, four and five storeys, and a three-level car park. The total gross floor area of the project will be about 114,000 square metres.

The project will cover a total land area of 20,500 sq m.

According to sources involved, there are at least six prospective bidders who have visited the site. These include:

  • The local Alec
  • The local/UK Al-Futtaim Carillion
  • The local/Lebanese Arabian Construction Company (ACC)
  • South Korea’s Posco Engineering & Construction
  • The local/Australian Al-Habtoor Leighton Group
  • The local/UK Dutco Balfour Beatty
  • The local/Belgian Six Construct Abu Dhabi

Singapore’s Surbana is the consultant for the project.

The enabling works and basement structural works have been completed, and the estimated completion date for the entire project is the fourth quarter of 2011.

TDIC is currently developing a number of large projects in the emirate. One of these is the estimated $1bn Louvre Abu Dhabi museum on Saadiyat island.

TDIC recently received bids for the substructure contract for the museum, and has invited contractors to bid for the main construction package by 1 July.

Designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, the Louvre Abu Dhabi is part of the capital’s 18-square-kilometre Saadiyat Island Cultural District, which will also include the new Sheikh Zayed National Museum (MEED 22:4:10)