PROJECTS: Kuwait's TEC likely to award beach resort redevelopment contract in Q2

Scope involves demolition of existing buildings and construction of new buildings and infrastructure

Mobile Crane on a road and tower crane in construction site. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Mobile Crane on a road and tower crane in construction site. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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Kuwait’s Touristic Enterprises Company (TEC) is expected to award the main construction contract for new Messilah beach development in the second quarter, a source aware of the project details said. 

“The tender for the main construction work was issued on 17 January 2021 with the bid submission deadline extended from 2 March to 31 March. The contract award is expected to be by end of May 2021," the source told Zawya Projects, adding that the project is scheduled for completion by September 2023. 

The bidders for the main construction work comprised Mohammed Abdulmohsin Al Kharafi & Sons, Ahmadiah Contracting & Trading Co., Combined Group Contracting, United Gulf Construction Company, Enshaat Al Eman Co., HOT Engineering & Construction, Kuwait Company for Process Plant Construction & Contracting, Associated Construction Co, Bayan National Trading Company, Sadeem Al Kuwait, Real Estate Construction and Fabrication Co, and Mushrif Trading & Contracting Co, officials from these companies confirmed with Zawya Projects. 

The proposed project will be built on the existing Messilah Beach resort, which is spread over approximately 71,000 square metres (sqm), a second source told Zawya Projects. 

He said the scope of works includes demolition of all existing facilities, landscaping, and underground utilities. The construction works will include 9,500 sqm of new buildings, including halls and six restaurant blocks, a swimming pool and wet recreation areas, a jogging track, hard and soft landscaping, parking spaces for 450 cars and other recreation facilities.

Gulf Consult has been mandated as design consultant while Cracknell is the design, infrastructure and landscaping consultant, the second source said. 

The project value, as estimated by the first source, is $60 million. 

(Reporting by Senthil Palanisamy; Editing by Anoop Menon) 


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