Wataniya awards $94m headquarters construction contract

01 July 2010

$94m headquarter building will be built in Kuwait City

Kuwait’s National Mobile Telecommunications Company (Wataniya) has awarded the estimated $94m contract to build its new headquarters in Kuwait City to the local First United General Trading & Contracting Company.

The headquarter building will consist of a 30-storey tower and car parking facilities with a capacity of 2,400 cars.

First United was awarded the contract in early June, according to a source close to the project. Construction work on the project is scheduled for completion in 2012, the source says.

The local Futooh Al-Asfoor Consultant Engineers is the consultant for the project and the local Project Analysis & Control Systems International Company (Projacs International) is the project manager.

First United has also prequalified as part of a joint venture with Spain’s OHL to bid on a contract to build the faculty of arts and faculty of education at the new $3bn Sabah Al-Salem University Campus in Kuwait. The joint venture is one of 26 consortiums that have prequalified for the contract.

The prequalified contractors have until 25 July to submit bids for the contract.

The deal is one of a number of contracts to have been tendered by Kuwait University recently.

In March, the university issued a tender for an estimated $400m deal to build and maintain its planned College of Engineering and Petroleum (COEP) at the new Sabah al-Salem campus (MEED 10:6:10) .

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