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Sample #1 - New Project
For any further assistance from EmiratesTenders on this project/tender, please quote our reference number : MPP2562-U Project Name Offshore Pipelines & Early Production Facilities Project - Upper Zakum Full Field Development Territory Abu Dhabi Client ADNOC Offshore (Abu Dhabi) Description
Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract to build offshore pipelines and cables to connect new production facilities on four artificial islands and the existing satellite platforms with central onshore facilities, as part of the Upper Zakum full field development project.
Tender Cost ($) Post Date July 16, 2012 Invitation Date Closing Date March 4, 2012 Period
Status Completed Project Remarks
Updated On : February 14, 2018 This project has been effectively completed. Updated On : October 22, 2017 Construction of the Island Surface Facilities is underway and expected to be completed by December 2017. Updated On : May 25, 2017 Construction works are currently in progress. Updated On : December 19, 2016 Ale is approaching the final stages of its load-out operation for the Island Surface Facilities at Upper Zakum. The scope of work is to deliver almost 100 different modules to the north, south, central and west islands of the oil field. The modules consists of pipe racks, process modules, building and substations, weighing between 120t-4,700t and some modules measuring over 50m long. Ale is contracted to deliver these from various fabrication yard in the Arabian Gulf, to the project site. Ale will be using variety of different techniques including engineering, weighing, land and marine transportation, load-outs and installations. Furthermore Ale will be utilizing a range of transport equipment including weightors, SPMTs, conventional trailers and external/internal ballast systems. The final portion of modules for the west islands are remaining and the project is expected to finish mid-2017. Updated On : November 7, 2016 The project is on track for completion in 2018. The combination of artificial islands, extended-reach drilling and advanced oil technology will result in increased production, reduced environmental footprint and significant cost savings. Updated On : August 24, 2016 Work is in progress on this scheme. Updated On : June 12, 2016 Local E&I Emirates has recently been awarded a contract to carry out Electrical, Instrumentation, Telecom and HSE works for PEB buildings at EPC 2 Civil Project by Al Jaber Energy Services / Petrofac / Zadco. Updated On : January 14, 2016 EPC contractors are currently carrying out work on this development, to bring the field's capacity to 750,000 b/d, which is now expected to be completed by 2018-19. Updated On : January 5, 2015 3W Networks, a leading Telecom and Security Systems integrator, has been awarded the Telecommunication Systems contract of this project. 3W Networks, in partnership with the premier telecom and security equipment manufacturers, will integrate and deliver the Best Fit modern telecommunication solution systems, including Public Address and General Alarm System (PAGA), Closed-Circuit Television System (CCTV), Voice Recording System, GPS Clock System, Synchronous Digital Hierarchy System (SDH), PABX and Telephones, Hotline Telephone System, Personnel Tracking Systems (PTS), LAN/IT Services Data Network System, Video Conferencing System and Meteorological System. 3W Networks' scope of work includes design, engineering, project management, system integration, factory testing and inspection, installation at site, commissioning and training. The solution will be engineered by local 3W team in UAE and all activities such as integration, acceptance testing and commissioning will be conducted at its regional engineering center located in UAE. Updated On : December 16, 2014 Al Jaber Energy Services (AJES), a subsidiary of Al Jaber Group, has been awarded a general civil and building contract worth $125 million on the scheme. This is a continuation of another contract already awarded earlier to AJES. The scope includes infrastructure works, piling and foundation, construction of buildings, installation of underground piping and other works related to marine logistics. Updated On : July 17, 2014 Local E&I Emirates has been appointed to provide the electrical and instrumentation works for EPC 1 on this scheme. Updated On : June 22, 2014 Lamprell, a leading provider of diversified engineering and contracting services to the onshore and offshore oil and gas and renewable energy industries, has been awarded a contract for the fabrication and delivery of 29 modules for this development. The estimated total weight for all the modules will be approximately 10,000 tonnes. Lamprell is scheduled to deliver the first shipment of modules in second quarter of 2015, with the final pipe-rack expected to be delivered in first quarter of 2016. Updated On : June 9, 2014 Dredging works have been completed on this scheme. Updated On : May 13, 2014 It is understood that dredging and reclamation works are expected to be completed in June 2014. Updated On : October 6, 2013 Construction work is in progress on this scheme. Dredging works are expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2013. Civil and infrastructure works are expected to be completed by March 2015. Accommodation and utilities package will be completed by August 2015. Offshore pipelines and early production facilities will be completed in July 2015. Updated On : April 14, 2013 A consortium comprising Petrofac Emirates and South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine has been awarded a $3.7 billion contract on this development. Petrofac Emirates is a joint venture between UK-listed oil and gas contractor and Abu Dhabi services company Mubadala. Petrofac's share of the deal is understood to be worth $2.9 billion. Updated On : December 17, 2012 It is understood that EPC-2 contract award has been delayed until early 2013. Updated On : September 26, 2012 South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries and Samsung Engineering have been emerged as the front-runners to win an estimated $4-billion EPC-2 contract on this scheme. Five commercial bids for the EPC-2 contract have been submitted on September 17, 2012. Bidders include; South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries / US’ KBR; South Korea’s Samsung Engineering; France’s Technip / local National Petroleum Construction Company; Japan’s JGC Corporation / South Korea’s Daewoo Engineering & Construction and UK’s Petrofac / South Korea’s Daewoo Ship Building & Marine Engineering. It is understood that packages for the phase 2 permanent production facilities are expected to be tendered at a later date. Updated On : September 2, 2012 It is understood that bid submission deadline for the EPC2 contract has been delayed until mid-September 2012 Updated On : July 23, 2012 UK-based Speedy has won a contract from ESNAAD, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) to provide equipment rental services for the scheme. Five-year deal worth over $50-million, covers the provision of logistics, asset management and equipment rental to support drilling and processing activities on four artificial islands. Mobilization of the equipment will begin shortly. EPC contract for the crude production and process facilities on the artificial islands is expected to be awarded by the end of 2012. Updated On : July 19, 2012 It is understood that NPCC will lead the consortium and undertake the entire fabrication and offshore installation and modification works, while Technip operating centre in Abu Dhabi will undertake the overall engineering for the scheme. The consortium will jointly manage procurement, cable installation, onshore construction and commissioning. Updated On : July 10, 2012 A consortium of France’s Technip and local National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) has been officially awarded the $800-million EPC contract on July 05, 2012 for the offshore early production facilities on this scheme. The offshore EPC-1 package covers large number of pipelines, five riser platforms, flare towers and other works.
Contact Person: Mr. Adnan El Arab (Project Manager).
Tel. No. (+971-2) 502 2232.
Contact Person: Mr. Daniel Gelas (Project Manager).
Tel. No. (+971-2) 611 6862.
Updated On : July 2, 2012 It is understood that companies have been asked to submit commercial bids for the EPC 2 package which include construction of processing trains, pipeline and other facilities on artificial island by late July 2012 or early August 2012. Companies who submitted technical bids for the scheme in early May 2012 include: South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries; US-based McDermott; UK’s Petrofac; Italy’s Saipem and Singapore’s Swiber Holdings and France’s Technip with local National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC). The contract is not expected to be awarded until the end of 2012. Updated On : June 27, 2012 A consortium of France’s Technip and local National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) is expected to officially award an estimated $800-million EPC contract on this scheme. Award is expected to be made in the first week of July 2012. Updated On : June 24, 2012 Local/Australian Habtoor Leighton Group has won a contract for the design and construction of accommodation and utilities for artificial islands on this scheme. Contract includes construction of accommodation for 2,150 people with other facilities such as kitchen, mess hall, clinic, laundry, recreational areas and a mosque. There will also be operations and drilling offices and workshops. Work is expected to commence immediately. Updated On : May 7, 2012 It is understood that local National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) is set to be awarded the EPC contract on this scheme. The contract involves construction of five riser platforms offshore Abu Dhabi, flare towers and several pipelines to onshore facilities. Updated On : March 22, 2012 A consortium of France’s Technip and local National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) is understood to be the front-runner to win $800-million contract to build offshore early production facilities on this development. The partners submitted lowest bid, beating rival proposals from UAE-based McDermott and Italy’s Saipem. Construction of the four artificial islands are now expected to be completed in April 2012. Updated On : March 6, 2012 Three companies have submitted commercial proposals to build early production facilities on this scheme. They are, UAE-based McDermott; Italy’s Saipem and France’s Technip with local National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC). It is understood that contract is expected to be signed before May 2012, with a letter of intent issued as early as in April 2012. Updated On : February 15, 2012 Local Al Jaber Energy has been awarded a $ 220 million civil works contract on this scheme. The contract includes building camps and accommodation at an artificial island built by local National Marine Dredging Company. Client is building four artificial islands off the cost of Abu Dhabi to house drilling platforms, oil production facilities and supporting facilities. At least four International EPC contractors are expected to submit the commercial proposals for the main contract including; South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries; UAE-based McDermott; Italy’s Saipem and France’s Technip with local National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC). Updated On : February 8, 2012 Client has invited contractors to submit commercial bids for the EPC contract on this scheme. Updated On : December 14, 2011 Technical bids for the EPC contract are currently under evaluation. FEED study is still ongoing. Submission of commercial bids for the EPC contract is expected in March 2012 (delayed from August 22, 2011). An award is anticipated in the third quarter of 2012. Updated On : August 2, 2011 Four companies have submitted technical bids for the EPC contract by the end of July 2011. They include Jebel Ali-based J Ray McDermott Middle East, local National Petroleum Construction Company, Saipem-UAE and France's Technip. Updated On : May 5, 2011 It is understood that companies have been pre-qualified for the EPC contract. Invitation to bid (ITB) has been issued. Updated On : January 10, 2011 Expressions of Interest (EOIs) have been submitted for the EPC contract. Updated On : December 21, 2010 FEED study is ongoing. Updated On : October 12, 2010 It is understood that pre-qualification documents have been submitted for the EPC contract.
This project is part of Phase 1 of Upper Zakum full field development in Abu Dhabi. The scheme is known as UZ750. Phase 1 aims to increase the capacity by 100,000 barrels a day (b/d) of oil and the overall development aims to increase production capacity from 550,000 to 750,000 bpd by improving oil recovery at the field. Scope of work for this contract includes:
- 227 kilometres of sub-sea pipelines with diameter ranging between 8" and 42".
- 125 kilometres of cables.
- 5 riser platforms and flare structures.
- Brownfield work on existing facilities.
France's Technip has been awarded a contract to carry out the front-end engineering and design (FEED) study.
Project Manager Amec Foster Wheeler & Qedi (UK) FEED Consultant TechnipFMC (Abu Dhabi) Main Contractor National Petroleum Construction Company - NPCC (Abu Dhabi) Sub-Contractor BIC Contracting LLC (Al Habtoor Leighton) - Abu Dhabi Specialist Contractor Speedy International Asset Services Equipment Rental LLC (Abu Dhabi) Specialist Contractor(2) National Marine Dredging Company - NMDC (Abu Dhabi) Specialist Contractor(3) Lamprell plc (Dubai) Specialist Contractor(4) ALE (Abu Dhabi) Specialist Contractor(5) E&I Emirates (Abu Dhabi) Main Contractor(2) TechnipFMC (Abu Dhabi) Main Contractor(3) Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Company Ltd. (Dubai) Main Contractor(4) Petrofac (Abu Dhabi) Sub-Contractor(2) Al Jaber Energy Services (Abu Dhabi) Electrical Contractor E&I Emirates (Abu Dhabi) Access Control Systems Supplier 3W Networks Group (Abu Dhabi) CCTV & Security Systems Supplier 3W Networks Group (Abu Dhabi) Telecom Systems, Equipment & Network Supplier 3W Networks Group (Abu Dhabi) Civil Engineering Contractor Al Jaber Energy Services (Abu Dhabi) Tender Categories Oilfields & Refineries
Sample #2 - Current Project
For any further assistance from EmiratesTenders on this project/tender, please quote our reference number : OPP270-U Project Name Midfield Terminal Project - Abu Dhabi International Airport Expansion Territory Abu Dhabi Client Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) Description
Construction of a 1.1-kilometer-long terminal building comprising six floors, including a luxury hotel and spa, duty free area, restaurants, executive lounges and an indoor car park area.
Tender Cost ($)
Post Date January 19, 2012 Invitation Date Closing Date March 7, 2012 Period
Status Current Project Remarks
Updated On : December 5, 2019
Client has awarded two retail unit spaces in the new terminal to the LuLu Group, a diverse conglomerate headquartered in Abu Dhabi with a strong retail presence in the UAE, the GCC and globally. Deal has been signed for a specialist gifting retail space and a dedicated non-food department store encompassing a total of 1,833 square meters. LuLu has been added to an exciting line up of brands at the Midfield Terminal, which includes 28,000 square meters of retail space for duty free shopping, dining, relaxing and entertainment, catering to the diverse needs of Abu Dhabi International Airport’s passengers. To reflect the modern and new age design of the terminal building in all aspects of the new terminal, LuLu Group has brought on board leading international architects to design its ultra-modern and futuristic stores. The retailer has also committed to stocking handpicked, high quality products, offered at affordable prices and sold exclusively at the upcoming LuLu outlets at the terminal.
Updated On : November 27, 2019
Finishing works are currently in progress. Overall, 97.6% of the construction work has been completed.
Updated On : November 25, 2019
Client has awarded the terminal's lounge construction and management contract to a joint venture between Kuwait's National Aviation Services (NAS) and US' Airport Dimensions. Spanning over 3,500 square meters, the new lounge will allow customers to enjoy premium lounge services, in line with Abu Dhabi Airports' renowned Arabian hospitality and delivering a seamless and comfortable passenger experience. The lounge will be located at the heart of the new Midfield Terminal, offering access to independent travelers, regardless of the airline they are travelling with or the class of their ticket. It is accessible to passengers who are departing or transiting through Abu Dhabi International Airport, forming a significant part of the airport’s world-class facilities. Airport Dimensions manages lounges at some of the world's busiest airports, including London Heathrow and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. NAS currently operates 40 lounges across Africa, Middle East and Asia, including the VIP Terminal with meet and assist services at the Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Updated On : November 7, 2019
Abu Dhabi International Airport's new terminal is unlikely to meet its new deadline of opening this year. The 10.8 billion dirham ($2.94 billion) Midfield Terminal project, which will increase the airport's passenger handling capacity to 45 million a year, has already faced a series of delays from the initial July 2017 opening. The project is part of a series of multi-billion investments by the government of Abu Dhabi to diversify its oil-based economy which includes developing the tourism industry. The terminal was devised when Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways was rapidly expanding to be a major global airline. The state-owned carrier has since significantly trimmed its ambitions to focus on origin and destination traffic as opposed to connecting passengers through its Abu Dhabi hub.
Updated On : July 21, 2019
The opening of Abu Dhabi’s long-awaited Dh19.1 billion Midfield Terminal has moved a step closer. Abu Dhabi Airports has started conducting full-scale operational trials at its Midfield Terminal Complex. Almost 800 volunteers and two Etihad jets put the building through its paces as part of an operational test on June 30 to assess how ready the building is for real passengers. The volunteers passed through security, checked baggage and boarded the aircraft as if they were regular passengers. The two jets – an Airbus A330-200 and A330-300 – simulated a full 80-minute turnaround on the aircraft, including loading, refueling and safety checks. The performance of immigration desks, security, baggage-handling and customs was also assessed.
Updated On : May 8, 2019
JCDecaux Abu Dhabi has been awarded a 10-year exclusive advertising concession for the new terminal. It will roll out a media platform at the Midfield Terminal, including exclusive VIP networks and availing the latest generation of digital media, delivering four iconic media walls of 20 sq m to offer brands the ability to reach millions of travellers annually. It will also contribute to an enhanced passenger experience by offering relevant and contextualised content to audiences on the move.
Updated On : March 5, 2019 The operational readiness and testing has commenced in various parts of the Terminal. The baggage handling system has been commissioned. Updated On : September 26, 2018 Client has extended the operational readiness and airport transfer (Orat) contract for the Midfield Terminal Building with Spanish consultancy firm Ineco. Updated On : August 14, 2018 ADAC has invited firms to express interest by August 16, 2018 for the construction of two commercial buildings. The two buildings will comprise the second phase of the business park at Abu Dhabi International airport’s Terminal 3. Each building will have a built up area of 33,942 square metres (sq m) and feature five floors of leasable office space and retail units on the ground floor. The terminal is expected to enter operations next year, two years later than planned. Updated On : August 1, 2018 Client has invited firms to bid for the operational readiness and airport transfer (Orat) contract on this scheme. The terminal is expected to enter operations next year, two years later than planned. Updated On : May 16, 2018 CCD Design & Ergonomics has been chosen by Etihad Aviation Group to design and create four control rooms at the Terminal. CCD, which was picked following a competitive tender and selection process, will work closely with Etihad’s team to design functional and efficient control rooms. Its scope of work will include a full set of design services covering feasibility, requirements capture, tender support, as well as construction supervision. The specialist design consultancy will also head up furniture design, room layout and interior design, which it will work closely with companies such as Hoare Lea on MEP services, Faithful + Gould on cost consultancy and Sutton Vane Associates on lighting design. Updated On : October 29, 2017 Construction is in progress with about 86 per cent completed. The project is expected to be ready by the fourth quarter of 2019. Updated On : May 29, 2017 Client has announced that it has selected (19) candidates from its National Development Program (NDP) to join the Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT) team to aid in the preparation of the Midfield Terminal Building and its operations. The ORAT programme is a detailed testing phase of all aspects of the airport’s operations, and will ensure a smooth transition once the new terminal is opened. Client launched the operation of ORAT programme earlier this year by creating 14 working groups that will look at the various functions of the airport. These working groups include terminal and land side operations, air side and ramp operations, aviation security, baggage handling, FM and support facilities, recruitment and training, logistics and contracts, airport management center, systems, process trials, relocation and transfer, fire and life safety, testing and commissioning coordination, and risk management. The NDP graduates selected will join these various working groups, and more graduates will continue to join as the programme evolves and the opening of the terminal gets closer. Updated On : March 6, 2017 The expansion work on the airport is progressing well. A 28-meter-high arch stretching up to 180 meters at the entrance, is one of the world's largest internal arches. The MTB, stretching over 742,000 square meters will be the largest in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and will be visible from more than 1.5km away. Project is expected to be opened by 2019. Updated On : September 28, 2016 The terminal is gearing towards opening in December 2017. Construction is progressing as scheduled and expected to be 90% complete by end of this year. Updated On : June 23, 2016 Client has announced that the final de-propping of the last arch in the roof is now complete. It took 3-days, with 90 jacking point being used around the building for support while the process was underway. This final stage 8,000 of weight onto the roof, which weighs 21,000 in total. Meanwhile the work is expected to begin on the exterior enveloping of the front façade and on the preparation necessary for the interior on the central processor. Updated On : June 22, 2016 It is understood that 73% of the terminal is now completed. The baggage handling system is nearing completion and is expected to be finished by end of 2016. Similarly, work on the air side of the airport is almost 70% complete. The terminal’s car park is also 70% finished. Work will begin in a few months on retails units at the Duty Free area. Updated On : June 13, 2016 Client has announced that the steel structure of the roof of this MTB has been completed. The MTB roof span is 319 meters at the widest point with 18 arches, the largest of which is 180 meters wide and 52 meters high. With the main steel structure of central processor roof now complete, the next major milestone will be the de-propping of final arch in the central processor. Work is also progressing on closure of the building envelope and fit-out of the four piers. Once the overall structural work and closure of the building envelope are complete, the internal space will be handed over to concessionaires so that they can commence fit-out of their exceptional retail concepts. Updated On : May 29, 2016 The Midfield Terminal Building (MTB), centerpiece of the Midfield Terminal Complex (MTC) development, has completed the installation of steel structure of its central processor roof. This will be followed by the de-propping of final arch in the central processor, while work is ongoing on the closure of building envelope and fit-out of the terminal's four piers. The MTB roof span is 319 meters at the widest point with 18 arches, the largest of which is 180 meters wide and 52 meters high. All de-propping works for the roof are expected to be completed by end of May 2016. Once structural works are completed and the building envelope is complete, the client will commence handing over the internal space to concessionaires so they can commence fit-out work. Updated On : May 19, 2016 Switzerland's Vetrotech, the world's leading manufacturer of fire-resistant glass and specialist providers of multifunctional specialized glass solutions, has been awarded a contract on this project. Vetrotech will supply its Contraflam EI 60, 90 and 120 products throughout the brand new 700,000 square meter terminal. Once complete, the terminal will include a number of Vetrotech's fire-resistant glass solutions providing resistance against conducted, converted and radiant-heat, which will help safeguard the welfare of passengers. Updated On : May 4, 2016 Client has announced the award of concessionaire contracts to four F&B retailers for this new terminal. They are Emirates Leisure Retail, HMSHost International, Lagardere Capital and SSP. It is understood that more than 80 concessionaires submitted more than 250 brands. Updated On : April 25, 2016 The entire range of Haulotte's aerial work platforms (AWPs) have been deployed on this project by United Gulf Equipment Rentals (UGER). 70 units of various Haulotte models are working on site. Many of the models working at the MTB are the 43 meter telescopic boom and its 32 meter and 41 meter articulated booms - the 41 meters with a maximum outreach of 19.8 meters and a lifting speed of less than 40 seconds, while the 32 meter articulated boom and 43 meter telescopic booms are favored for their rough-terrain capabilities. Updated On : April 17, 2016 71% of construction work has been completed. Updated On : March 8, 2016 It is understood that this project is now expected to be completed by the end of 2017, several months behind its original target of July 2017. Updated On : January 13, 2016 Construction work has been completed on one of the largest district cooling plants in the country. The 55,000-tonne capacity plant will serve the new Midfield Terminal Building, the future home of Etihad Airways at Abu Dhabi International. The plant was inaugurated on January 12, 2016. Updated On : December 23, 2015 Client has awarded contracts to two firms for operating the duty free sections in the MTB. The first contract has been awarded to Aer Rianta International (ARI), which is an airport retail management company with operations in Europe, New Zealand, North America and the Middle East. It will design and operate duty free space dedicated to perfumes, cosmetics, skincare, sunglasses and jewellery. The second contract has been awarded to Lagardere Capital, which will oversee the tobacco, confectionery and fine foods categories. Lagardere Capital is a joint venture between Abu Dhabi Capital Group, an Abu Dhabi-based investment company, and Lagardere Travel Retail. Updated On : December 21, 2015 Client has announced ground-breaking for the fire station in this development. The state-of-the-art 12,000 square meter facility will house the teams who will be first on the scene for any emergency situation at the airport once the MTB is up and running. The Midfield Fire Station will be equipped with nine response vehicles and 172 firefighters, all managed by the client's Emergency Service and Quality Assurance Department. The facility has been developed in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Civil Defence, while the construction and operational plans for the new fire station are fully compliant with UAE Civil Defence regulations and requirements, meeting the internationally recognized standards for effective emergency management. The central location of this fire station, at the heart of Abu Dhabi International Airport, will enable the teams based there to provide coverage for any future terminal developments. The first three of 106 passenger boarding bridges have been installed in the new MTB. The logistics of placing such a large piece of equipment on an active job site, with ongoing airfield and terminal work, was challenging, but the expert team performed flawlessly and the client anticipates that the process of equipping all 65 new gates with this important infrastructure will be just as smooth. German manufacturer Thyssenkrupp delivered 24 bridges to the MTB site and will be providing the remaining bridges over the coming 15 months. Pre-installation testing is ongoing at their manufacturing facility in Spain prior to the bridges arriving in Abu Dhabi, with further trials taking place on-site at the MTB. Eight of the bridges have been specifically designed to serve the upper deck of Airbus A380, with the longest bridge capable of extending 45 meters. Updated On : October 21, 2015 61% of construction work has been completed. Updated On : September 6, 2015 Progress is being made with the two main airfield packages on this scheme. First is the Automatic Passenger Mover (APM), a light rail system that will move passengers between the current terminals and the Midfield Terminal Building. Second is the air-side road tunnel. The next phase of this project requires the team to move half a million cubic meters of earth. Updated On : August 30, 2015 This project has reached a new milestone. The airport is currently 55% complete. It is expected to be 70% complete by the end of 2015. Contractors have started the process of de-propping the centerpiece of the building - the curved roof. In this first of nine de-props, a team of 45 specialists with 60 hydraulic jacks removed 30 temporary supports used for constructing the roof element. The supporting structure for the MTB central roof consists of 18 inclined arches of varying heights and a roof grillage in total weighing around 20,000 tons. By completing the de-propping process by February 2016, the roof will be a free-standing structure. It will feature the world's longest indoor arch spanning 180 meters, at a height of 52 meters, with a weight of around 1,000 metric tons. Steelwork for the four piers is complete and construction is underway for the enclosure structure, including the glass curtain walling and roofing for the four piers. Once the building envelope and glazing for all four piers is finished later this year, the focus will move towards inside of the building: fit-out, systems integration and all other infrastructure such as a baggage handling system with capacity to handle over 19,000 bags per hour through its 10 reclaim carousels and 27 kilometers of conveyors. Updated On : June 22, 2015 Local Indigatech has been awarded a contract to supply (95 Nos.) fire-rated metal doors, (5) bullet-proof doors to UL-Level III, Ballistic Paneling to Safe-House close to zoom-UL-Level I. Updated On : May 14, 2015 SITA has been awarded a five-year contract to provide integrated end-to-end passenger and airport management solutions for this project. The air transport IT specialist will provide a full range of integrated airport solutions. This includes SITA's next-generation airport management system, common-use passenger processing platform, automated boarding gates, flight information display systems and baggage management services. SITA will also manage technology integration at the new terminal for IT and telecommunications technology, as well as other special airport systems. The SITA team will help the airport operator meet any challenges presented during construction of the new terminal and ensure the technology meets the airport's operational goals. An integral part of this solution is SITA's AirportCentral, the airport operational database, which will allow the airport to centralize all its data into a single repository of operational information. The airport can use this database to set up real-time dashboards covering the most critical aspects of its operations, as well as for flight management, billing and reporting. The airport management solution also includes SITA's AirportVision flight information display to keep passengers up-to-date on flight information and SITA AirportResource Manager, which will help the airport coordinate the planning and real-time management of its fixed resources, including aircraft stands, gates and check-in counters. The airport will also benefit from SITA's AirportConnect Open passenger processing platform and its baggage operations management service, BagManager. To maximize flexibility and convenience, AirportConnect Open will enable all airlines using the terminal to access their respective IT applications in real-time on shared equipment and use any airport desk or gate for passenger check-in and boarding. SITA's BagManager will provide the airport with comprehensive baggage management, delivering real-time information on baggage status and helping resolve baggage issues quickly and efficiently. Updated On : April 19, 2015 It is understood that the client has approved 12 bidders for the land-side support facilities contract on this project. These include a joint venture of Hilalco and Wade Adams Contracting; Emirates Link Maltauro; Gulf Contractors Company; Al Naboodah Contracting; a consortium of Lane, National Contracting & Transport Company, Agility; and a consortium of Taylor Woodrow and Fibrex Construction. Scope of work covers construction, testing, commissioning and handling of the required facilities. The contractor will be responsible for construction of an employee consolidation center. The single-story building will be used for security screening of staff entering and leaving the complex. Other facilities that will be built include a goods and waste processor complex spanning 3,600 square meters, a long-term car park facility for about 1,600 vehicles, an employee car park, a car rental support facility with surface parking for 250 vehicles and taxi support facility with surface staging area for about 50 vehicles. Updated On : April 12, 2015 Client has invited firms to express interest by April 18, 2015 for the Design and Build Contract to provide Soft Landscaping services at the MTC - (AUH.06.14.0527). Scope includes provision of design, supervision, labor, materials, plant and equipment to fully execute the MTC Soft Landscaping Design and Build contract, including but not limited to design, procurement, delivery, installation and maintenance. The MTC Soft Landscaping is part of the Midfield Terminal Building (MTB) Development and is integrated with the primary and secondary road infrastructure servicing the operations of the MTB. The site covers an approximate area of 185 hectares (1,950 meters x 950 meters), which is intersected by a number of elevated and recessed roads. The Contractor shall be required to complete all soft landscape works, including but not limited to, irrigation, drainage, lighting, planting hard landscape in coordination with ongoing and planned MTC and MTB works. Works shall be carried close to an active airport site, and must comply with the client's operational requirements, Abu Dhabi Municipality Building Permit criteria as well as strict Airport Working Conditions. Respondents are required to express their interest by providing the following information, which shall be evaluated to determine suitability to participate in the subsequent phase of the procurement process:
1) Name and address of the company or Joint Venture.
2) Names, telephone number(s) and e-mail address of the initial point of contact.
3) List of similar scale and complex projects successfully completed and/or under execution locally and internationally within the past 10 years with particular reference to Airport Projects.
4) Experience in the GCC/UAE for carrying out similar projects.
5) Suitability and availability of experienced staff.
6) Organizational and administrative capability on similar projects.
7) Capacity to meet financial obligations in delivering the services (please provide a table summarizing the financial performance during the past 3 years).
8) Local Registration Certificate with Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Department of Economic Development Classification Certificate. Respondents shall be specialized in undertaking Afforestation, Irrigation Network and Plantation Contracting. Respondents are required to express their interest in the prescribed manner stated below:
1) Responses and inquiries shall be titled "MTC Soft Landscaping Design and Build (AUH.06.14.0527)".
Responses and enquiries shall be submitted by e-mail in a single PDF format file (maximum 5 pages and 1MB in content) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Following evaluation of the submitted EOI, successful respondents will be invited to collect the tender documents, subject to the payment of a non-refundable collection fee of AED 30,000/- (US$8,152), in the form of Manager’s cheque drawn on an UAE Bank and made payable to “Abu Dhabi Airports Company PJSC”.
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Contractors are also preparing to submit bids by May 03, 2015 for the estimated $89 million contract to build land-side support facilities at the MTC. Located to the east of MTB, the work involves building car parking areas, facilities for taxi and car rental companies. The total built-up area is about 190,000 square meters.
Updated On : April 2, 2015 Three dimensional modeling techniques are playing a vital role in the development of this terminal. Engineers from RMD Kwikform have been using the software for the complex design and geometry of key parts of the structure. A major design challenge was formation of the main terminal building with its curved roof structure. This required the installation of some of the world's largest steel archways and girders. Curving in both the horizontal and vertical axes, construction of the terminal building relies on millimeter accuracy to install each fabricated segment, which forms the arches and a central girder. The engineers worked with steel roof sub-contractor, China State Construction Engineering Corporation to design components using 3D modeling for the phased erection of arches. This process included the design of a heavy-duty support system for the erection of steel arches. With a need to support the arches in both vertical and horizontal planes, a critical component of the solution was the design of a special ball joint, with an additional jacking frame system. In order to ensure the frame was able to cope with the key loading forces and changeable climatic conditions, including high wind and heat, the engineering teams used the latest modeling technology before components were then fabricated and tested. Updated On : March 17, 2015 Client has signed a $124 million contract with UK-based Smiths Detection to equip the terminal with a range of systems aimed at detecting chemical, biological, radiological and explosive (CBRE) threats. The hold baggage systems include next-generation of high-speed explosives detection system deploying a combination of X-ray technologies to produce high resolution images of baggage contents. For carry-on baggage screening, state-of-the-art advanced threat inspection X-ray systems will be deployed. Updated On : March 12, 2015 The project will be 60%-65% complete by end of this year. It is understood that there has been some changes to the design, but construction remains on schedule. The variations in design were due to the complexity of the building and changes in technology. Client has hired the Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT) team that will assess the readiness of the terminal, while staff and dummy passengers will test the terminal from the first quarter of 2017. Almost 40% of the steel structure has been completed and all the glassing will be finished by the end of May 2015 or early June 2015. Updated On : March 4, 2015 Roof works and glass cladding works are in progress on all the four piers of this scheme. Updated On : January 26, 2015 It is understood that 99% of the steel work on the four piers of the MTB has been completed. The MTB has four piers, which will accommodate 65 stands in total. The longest pier stretches over 500 meters with all four piers using a total of 13,300 tonnes of steel. The building enclosure includes glass works for the curtain walling and roofing works, which will consume 175,000 square meters of glass for the curtain walling and 260,000 square meters of aluminum for the roof. Alongside the MTB, works on the airfield and terminal taxiway are progressing as well. Ground works on the Automated People Mover (APM) Tunnel that will connect the MTB to the future terminal buildings at Abu Dhabi International Airport have commenced. Updated On : January 25, 2015 A subsidiary of Turkey's TAV Airports Holding has been awarded a communications technology contract on this project. Under the terms of $50 million deal, TAV Information Technologies is to design, set up and commission a local area network (LAN), wireless local area network (WLAN), cable management system, master clock system, storage area network, VoIP telephone central system based on IP and all servers and computer equipment. It will also operate the related infrastructure. Updated On : December 24, 2014 The newly renovated Southern Runway has been officially opened. This major milestone was marked with an A380 take-off and landing. The upgrade included refurbishment and widening of the runway, elevating it to Code 'F' standard, to be able to accommodate the world's largest super-jumbos. UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) formally handed over the Southern Runway operational certification to Abu Dhabi Airports on December 23, 2014. In addition to the Southern Runway renovation, the Southern Airfield Program included the construction of an air-side tunnel running more than 1.2 kilometers in length, enabling connectivity between the Midfield Terminal Complex and the existing Terminals 1 and 3. An additional 21 wide body aircraft stands were also built along the apron to accommodate increased aircraft movement. The total cost of Southern Airfield Program was approximately $226 million. Updated On : December 9, 2014 Knauf Exeed Insulation has provided insulation for the six-storey Midfield Terminal Building. The company was responsible for insulating the HVAC ducting and pipes that support the HVAC network for the terminal building designed in the shape of an 'X' to house a luxury hotel and spa, duty free area, restaurants, executive lounges and an indoor car parking area. In keeping with Estidama building code, Knauf Exeed Insulation used locally manufactured, non-hazardous materials, with durable and sustainable credentials to ensure energy efficiency of the building. Knauf's HVAC and building insulation solutions are made with patented ECOSE binder technology, which is free from phenol formaldehyde and offers superior level of sustainability. Knauf has supplied over 500,000 square meters of ECOSE Duct Insulation, 18,000 square meters of Duct Liners for acoustic treatments and 450,000 meters of ECOSE pipe insulation. Over 500,000 meters of pipe insulation has been used to insulate piping network in the building. Apart from its formaldehyde-free properties, ECOSE Technology has a low thermal conductivity of .23 at 24 degrees centigrade, it is easy and fast to install and reduces labor costs. The foil vapor retarder and pressure-sensitive lap assure a positive vapor seal. ECOSE Pipe Insulation meets the fire and smoke safety requirements as per Estidama building codes. Knauf Exeed Insulation is a joint venture between Germany's Knauf Insulation Holding GmbH and Abu Dhabi-based Exeed Industries, one of the leading manufacturing groups in UAE. Updated On : November 26, 2014 The delayed tender to build the duty free area in this new terminal will be released this week. Bids for the ambitious project are due in by the end of March 2015. The tender was delayed as design changes were made to the walkways, which passengers in transit will take to make them more secure. Expressions of Interest for non-duty free tenders, including food and beverage, and retail will be called over the next fortnight, with RFPs to follow in January 2015 for all remaining categories. The duty free tender is weighed 60% to the technical and 40% to the financial. Updated On : November 20, 2014 Roof work is underway for all the four piers and structural and interior work is in progress for the terminal. Updated On : October 20, 2014 Client has signed an agreement with Ducab to supply enhanced Fire-Resistant Cables for this facility. The company will provide the first-ever locally manufactured enhanced Fire-Resistant Cables (FlamBICC 6). FlamBICC 6 cables provide 120 minutes of fire resistance and world-class protection against fire, water and mechanical shocks. FlamBICC 6 is not only approved by the Abu Dhabi Civil Defense, but also by UK's Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB). Ducab was also contracted to supply Medium-Voltage Cables, and Low-Voltage - Low Smoke Zero Halogen Cables and Wires. Updated On : October 15, 2014 Roof structural work for all the four piers is currently underway. Work on the southern runway is in progress. Air-side road tunnel concrete works are also progressing as per schedule. There will be 38 beautifully shaped Duty Free retail pavilions at the new terminal. Kersten Middle East has been awarded the first 18 pavilions. It will provide bending of UB203x102x23 sections with various radii of 60 meters - 1.4 meters. Updated On : September 10, 2014 Interior works are currently in progress for the terminal. Updated On : July 21, 2014 Local Habtoor Leighton Specon (HLS) has been appointed as the MEP contractor for the Central Utility Plant Buildings on this scheme. Scope of work includes providing core MEP works for the generator transformer buildings, water pumping houses, switching and distribution substations, administration buildings and guard houses. Updated On : July 7, 2014 Ras Al Khaimah-based Kersten Middle East has been awarded a total of 3,900 pieces of bent RHS 100x50x3 with radii varying from 1.350 to 1.600. After bending, Kersten cuts the sections to length (approx. 3.250mm each). Updated On : June 16, 2014 Local Tamas Projects has been selected to execute the electrical installation of the Baggage Handling System for Crisplant (Beumer Group) at the new MTB. The technology of Crisplant has been selected by the contractor consortium to provide the Baggage Handling System with its high capacity tote system called CrisBag for the distribution of baggage at the new MTB. A team of approximately 60 specialized employees has been delegated to the work site to electrically install, connect and test more than 14 kilometers of CrisBelt and 15 kilometers of CrisBag conveyors. Work will require two years commitment of the specialized Airport Team of Tamas. It has been announced that the project is absolutely on schedule and within budget. The MTB is set to open on July 17, 2017. Updated On : June 11, 2014 It is understood that the MTB will have 35% of the buildings' steel structure completed by end of this month. The steel of each of the four piers are now almost complete and the distinctive shape of the complex is becoming increasingly visible. The piers, where passengers will board from, will be able to accommodate up to 65 aircraft. Updated On : June 4, 2014 A consortium of Pascall+Watson, RS&H and Buro Happold has been awarded an architectural and engineering framework for Task Order Number 1, the design for Midfield Terminal Complex Land-side Support Facilities. The consortium was selected to support Abu Dhabi Airports' vision for world-class facilities to meet and exceed the growing demand for passengers. The consortium's unique blend of international experience and local expertise will offer the client a fully comprehensive architectural and engineering design service. Updated On : May 7, 2014 Client has issued one of the most revolutionized RFPs ever designed, following a briefing to potential duty free operators at this eagerly awaited Midfield Terminal Building (MTB). All interested bidders comprising the best duty free concessionaires in the world, have received a mandatory detailed presentation on the scope and specifications of the duty free area and the different retail packages that will be available. They were also given an explanation of the scoring criteria that will be applied in the tender process and its timetable. A similar process for the food and beverage concessions will commence shortly. Reflecting the spectacular design and unique nature of the MTB, and to drive creativity and innovation, a new technology-led interactive tendering process is being adopted and the tenders are being issued in a completely new format. In order to elicit the highest quality responses possible, the tender pack has been designed to be as spectacular as the terminal itself and matches its scale and ambition. It contains a detailed retail vision book for the Midfield Terminal commercial space as well as a gallery of artistic images encapsulating some of the most creative retail, food and beverage, and hospitality innovations from around the world.The pack also includes an i Pad containing innovative technology, animation and augmented retail reality. This will enable potential bidders to interact with the terminal through a three dimensional experience, which has been seen before in the industry. Expressions of interest have already been received from many of the world's leading duty free operators. Potential bidders will have until September 07, 2014 to consider all of the tender material and seek further clarifications. Submission date is set at October 01, 2014, with contracts expected to be awarded in December 2014. The tendering process for Food and Beverage outlets in the MTB is following a similar timetable, and a correspondingly high tech tendering process has been adopted. Updated On : April 16, 2014 Union National Bank (UNB) has agreed to provide financing requirements for the PCE joint venture, which was recently awarded the mechanical works contract valued at $240 million on this scheme. The joint venture comprises Power Transmission Gulf, China State Construction Engineering Corporation and Emirates Falcon Electro Mechanical Company (EFECO), a unit of Arabtec Holding. Updated On : March 23, 2014 Interior MEP work is currently underway. Updated On : February 16, 2014 Power Transmission Gulf (PTG), part of Balfour Beatty's UAE-based joint venture BK Gulf, has been awarded a $95 million contract to carry out mechanical engineering services on this project. UK-based company The Design Solution has been awarded a contract to design and lay out the commercial facilities at the new terminal. The commercial design will complement the terminal's exterior. Updated On : February 13, 2014 Client has invited bids from international retail partners to move into the Midfield Terminal Building (MTB). It has called on ambitious, innovative retailers, food and beverage operators, as well as leading brands from all over the world to participate in this commercial process. The MTB will have 28,000 square metres of lease space, with 18,000 square metres for retail and 10,000 square metres for food and beverage outlets. The client will offer successful bidders to work with international consultants to optimise allocated space and cater it to their own bespoke designs. Updated On : February 12, 2014 SITA, an information technology company, is bidding to extend its contract to provide IT services to the Midfield Terminal Building. SITA's current contract to provide services at Abu Dhabi International Airport's existing terminals runs through to 2015. In a bid to manage increasing passenger traffic, Abu Dhabi International Airport is rolling out a passenger self-boarding trial at two gates. Updated On : February 10, 2014 A joint venture comprising Emirates Falcon Electromechanical Company (EFECO), a subsidiary of local Arabtec Holding, together with local BK Gulf and China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) has been awarded a $239 million contract to carry out mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) works on this scheme. It is understood that EFECO will play a full role in delivering the complex mechanical scope of the project.
Site Office Tel (CSCEC): (+971-2) 6761387.
Updated On : February 9, 2014 Work is progressing as per schedule on this development. It is understood that the first steel arch has been completed, marking the launch of the roof structure phase. The first arch that has been erected is one of the 18 arches that make up the steel primary structure for the Midfield Terminal Building roof. By the end of 2014, all 18 arches will be completed and assembled. By February 24, 2014, the second steel arch will be up. Client is targeting to open the new terminal on July 17, 2015. The development is expected to speed up with the roof, the four piers and external facade as well as glazing, which will be completed this year. Updated On : February 6, 2014 Local ESC Al Sharafi General Contracting has been awarded a contract to install the sacrificial support system using King Post system for existing sheet pile wall to allow further excavation on this project. The contract was awarded by Al Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG). Updated On : January 14, 2014 1st floor slab work of the terminal building is currently in progress. Updated On : December 11, 2013 It is understood that the talks are currently underway between the client and the Department of Transport to provide road and railway connectivity to the new terminal. Part of the connectivity of the terminal includes a significant interchange with the DOT to link the terminal to the main highway. Client is also planning to provide space for a light rail or metro, once the project is completed. Updated On : November 7, 2013 Local/Australian Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG) has been awarded a contract worth $160 million to build infrastructure around the new Midfield Terminal Building. HLG will work across multiple work fronts installing infrastructure at both airside and landside operational areas both within the Midfield Terminal Construction complex, the East Midfield Terminal area and along the existing E11 highway. It will involve building new interchanges, roads and bridges, some MEP work and installation of backbone infrastructure. Work is set to commence on site this month, with completion staged over the next 18-24 months. Updated On : October 28, 2013 Steel fabrication company Kelly Steel has been awarded a $22 million contract to build a new 3,500-tonne baggage handling facility at the airport. The company is expected to hire an extra 70 staff, bringing the total to around 300 as a result of this deal. Updated On : October 22, 2013 The first buttress has been placed for the main structural steel arches of the Midfield Terminal Building, seven days ahead of schedule. The buttress is one of 18 sub-structures that will form the base of the steel structure. This base will hold the nine arches that comprise the building's roof, which will have an arch span of 180 metres at its widest point. The whole steel structure of the MTB contains 85,000 tonnes of steel and the assembled buttress makes up 0.1% of the entire structure. According to the client, the project would be 11% complete on November 07, 2013, in the next 200 days it would be 28% complete. Half way through next year, all the concrete work would have been completed. By the end of 2014, the steel structure would come up with large parts of facade and glazing completed. Mechanical and electrical works are expected to commence by end of this year and continue through 2014 encompassing water, electricity and power. In 2014-2015, there will be work on building the world's largest baggage handling system, while in 2016, the installation of sophisticated security and control systems will be done. In the last nine months, there will be trial runs, integration testing and running checks on operational readiness. The new terminal is well on track to be inaugurated on July 17, 2017. Updated On : October 3, 2013 It is understood that Mashreq and Union National Bank (UNB) have signed a $107 million syndicating facility to finance bonding and working requirements on this scheme. The $107 million syndicated contracting facility will finance Anel Emirates General Contracting to carry out electrical works on the airport. The scheme will require $256 million of electrical works. Updated On : October 2, 2013 Program management and construction consultancy firm, Turner & Townsend, has been awarded a contract to deliver cost estimating services, scheduling and risk management for this project. Abu Dhabi-based plastic pipes producer Power Group has been awarded a $272,000 contract to supply four-inch and six-inch UPVC pipes. Updated On : September 8, 2013 It is understood that Abu Dhabi's Urban Planning Council (UPC) has awarded a 3 Pearl Design Rating from the Estidama Pearl Building Rating System (PBRS) for this Midfield Terminal Building (MTB). The Estidama Pearl Rating System is a framework for sustainable design, construction and life-cycle operation for communities, buildings and villas. The MTB was designed to achieve a considerable reduction in annual energy consumption through the specification of an appropriate and climate responsive building form and facade, which will feature a high performance low e-double glazing to reduce solar gain and low U-values specified for the walls and roof to minimize heat gain. Substantial energy demand reductions will also be achieved through the use of a highly efficient lighting system and an adaptive and effectively controlled HVAC system. A sophisticated Building Management System and an Advanced Energy Measurement and Targeting System will also be in place to allow energy performance of the building to be recorded and monitored, which will enable clear monitoring and understanding of energy use and potential improvements. Limiting the use of potable water was a priority in the MTB design. Water demand was specifically studied and water fixtures were selected based on their ability to maximize reductions. In doing so, the MTB can achieve and maintain a reduction in water consumption of 45% over a comparative baseline case. Furthermore, there is a commitment to divert a minimum of 75% of construction waste from landfills during the construction phase, in addition to using recycled materials where practical, regional materials have been selected for the construction of MTB to reduce the demand for fossil fuels for transportation purposes. Updated On : April 7, 2013 India’s Larsen & Toubro has been awarded an estimated $272 million contract to build airside areas for terminal building at the airport. Scope of work involves construction of concrete hard stands for aircraft parking around the new Midfield Terminal building, including contact and remote stands. Work is scheduled to commence this month and completed in (28) months. Updated On : January 31, 2013 US' KBR has been awarded a contract to provide construction management services for part of its expansion program. KBR will be responsible for managing various contractors' costs, schedules, quality, contract administration and risks. Scope of utilities work includes over 60 miles of gravity storm and sanitary sewer, potable water, chilled water and fire water piping, and over 25 miles of power and telecommunication duct banks, a Central Utility Plant, a highway interchange, airside and landside roads, cooling stations and standby power generation. Updated On : January 16, 2013 Malaysian contractor Eversendai Engineering has been awarded a $108 million contract to undertake structural steel works on this project. The new terminal is being fabricated from a total of 70,000 tonnes of steel and nearly 500,000 square metres of steel and glass cladding. Eversendai has secured the contract for structural steel works for the Piers, Jet Bridges and Gate houses. The new piers will accommodate up to 65 jets, including the jumbo Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-800. Work is due to start in February 2013 and completed by 2015. Updated On : January 13, 2013 China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) Middle East has been awarded a contract worth $163 million for construction of steelworks on this development. It is understood that a total of 45,000 tonnes of structural steel will be fabricated and erected within 28 months. Updated On : November 26, 2012 Turkey's Anel Group has been awarded the electrical works contract, while a consortium comprising local Efco, Thermo and Anel Group has been awarded the mechanical works contract on this scheme. Client is also in final stages of negotiations with contractors to build the airside area on this scheme. Updated On : November 6, 2012 Around (18) new tenders for packages of works are expected to be issued in the coming months on this project. Tenders may be issued for specific items such as baggage carousels and IT systems. Although it is not known as to when the process of issuing tenders would commence, a schedule has been agreed with the client. Updated On : October 18, 2012 It is understood that client has short-listed contractors for the contract to build airside areas at the airport on this scheme. Updated On : October 2, 2012 It is understood that a consortium of six UAE banks have signed a $1.08 billion syndicated loan deal with the consortium set to build this terminal. The banks include Al Hilal Bank, First Gulf Bank, Mashreq, Union National Bank and Arab Bank, with Mashreq and Arab Bank acting as the lead arrangers. Updated On : September 24, 2012 It is understood that the bids have been submitted for airside area construction contract on this scheme. Updated On : September 5, 2012 It is understood that work on this scheme has commenced following the notice from the client. Short listed contractors are also preparing to resubmit bids on September 16, 2012 for the airside areas construction contract. Updated On : August 22, 2012 Client has invited short-listed contractors to re-submit bids in September 2012 for the airside areas construction contract. Contract has now been changed to a lump-sum contract and six of the original bidders have been asked to re-submit the bids. Updated On : August 13, 2012 It is understood that the consortium has completed financing deal for the scheme. All funds are in place and the terms agreed, a final signing of the contract is expected in early September 2012. Debt is split between several tranches, including loans and bonds, with tenors ranging from four to seven years. Financing includes a portion of Islamic loans, while most are understood to be conventional loans. Updated On : August 9, 2012 It is understood that the consortium building the new airport terminal is close to securing a $1.1 billion financing deal, which will be mainly Shariah-compliant. Dubai lender Mashreq is leading the financing deal, which includes First Gulf Bank, Union National Bank, Al Hilal Bank, all from Abu Dhabi, and Jordan's Arab Bank. Updated On : June 28, 2012 It is understood that the client has signed a $2.95 billion main contract with the consortium of CCC, TAV and Arabtec.
Arabtec Construction Site Office Tel. (+971-2) 4195055.
Construction of the 700,000 square metre terminal building will commence in the third quarter of 2012. Project will include two phases, the four year construction phase, followed by operational readiness assessment phase (ORAT), where during a (9) month period thorough tests of all aspects of the terminal will take place to ensure operational and efficiency readiness from the first day of operation. During construction process, area immediately surrounding the MTB is also being developed to ensure required infrastructure and facilities are available to support the operation of the MTB in 2017, which include aircraft parking stands, terminal roadways, connecting roads to Abu Dhabi/Dubai highway, and utility plants. Passenger facilities and duty-free retail will include high-end commercial offerings across more than 18,000 square metres, including internationally renowned luxury goods and designer outlets and almost 10,000 square metres of international restaurants and cafes, offering a wide range of style and cuisine. Passenger facilities will also include over 27,500 square metres of airline hospitality lounges, a transit hotel and a heritage and culture museum.
Updated On : June 27, 2012 Contractors competing for the contract to build airside areas have been asked to local incorporate their joint ventures (JV). Firms that are incorporated locally do not expect any major problems, but the move could derail bids from international companies that are not already incorporated locally. Updated On : June 12, 2012 It is understood the client is in process of restructuring its Board of Directors. Due to this, the signing ceremony for the main contract with Arabtec-TAV-CCC consortium on June 11, 2012 was cancelled. Updated On : June 5, 2012 Client has received bids from contractors to build the airside areas on this scheme. Updated On : May 30, 2012 Team of US’ Aecom and Hill International has been appointed as the project manager on this scheme. It will manage the contracting consortium working on the project. Early construction work has already started and a main contractor is expected to be formally appointed in early June 2012. Updated On : May 8, 2012 Client has extended the bid submission deadline until June 03, 2012 for the $272-Million contract to build airside areas. The construction work involves infrastructure and civil works around midfield complex, including 300,000 square metres of pavement concrete, 600,000 square metres of flexible pavement with taxiway connections to the existing and future taxiway systems and installation of utilities such as power, storm water drainage and a jet fuel system. Updated On : May 7, 2012 Client has confirmed that it is currently in discussions with a consortium of CCC, TAV and Arabtec to finalise all details of the main contract for building this terminal. An official announcement is expected in June 2012. Updated On : May 1, 2012 It is understood that the local/Turkish/Athens-based consortium Arabtec-TAV-CCC is on the verge of securing the main contract, being the lowest bidder at $2.87-billion. A consortium of South Korea’s Hyundai Engineering & Construction, Kumho Engineering & Construction, Beijing-based China State Construction Corporation and the local Al-Shafar General Contracting Company submitted the second lowest price of $3-billion. A team of US-based Bechtel Corporation, Local Al-Jaber Group and Turkey’s Enka submitted a price of $3.16-billion. A consortium of South Korea’s Samsung C&T, Local/Belgium’s Six Construct Abu Dhabi and Local/Lebanese Arabian Constriction Company (ACC) submitted $3.25-billion. Updated On : April 25, 2012 Client has asked bidders to extend the validity of tender bonds to the end of July 2012. The company wants to extend the validity of bonds so that contractor’s prices, which were submitted earlier this year, remain valid giving it more time to consider awarding the contract. Updated On : February 28, 2012 It is understood that bids are still under evaluation for the main construction package. Client has not specified a timeframe for award. On-site construction activity is expected to commence within the second quarter of this year. Updated On : February 13, 2012 ADAC has asked four of the six bidders to submit the revised bids for main construction package on this scheme. The four groups invited to submit the revised bids include:
· US’ Bechtel Corporation, local Al-Jaber Group and Turkey’s Enka
· South Korea’s Hyundai Engineering & Construction, Kumho Engineering & Construction, China’s China State Construction Engineering Corporation and local Al Shafar General Contracting Company
· South Korea’s Samsung C&T, local/Belgium’s Six Construct Abu Dhabi and local/Lebanese Arabian Construction Company (ACC)
· Turkey’s TAV, Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) and local Arabtech Construction.
Two bidders that have not been invited to submit the revised bids include:
· Local/Australian Al-Habttor Leighton, Middle East/South Africa’s Murray & Robbert Contractors and Germany’s Hochtief
· India’s Larsen & Toubro, local National Projects Construction and Cyprus’ Joannou & Paraskevaides.
The client has also invited contractors to submit bids by May 06, 2012 for the contract to build airside areas for the terminal that will support (65) aircraft contact gates and upto (19) remote stands.
Updated On : February 2, 2012 It is understood that the Abu Dhabi Government has approved the construction of this terminal. Work is expected to commence during the second quarter of 2012. This follows the completion of extensive site preparation, piling and foundation works in 2010 and 2011. Client is currently evaluating tenders for the appointment of a general contractor. An award will be made in due course. Further works are currently being prepared, or are in process, for the airfield construction, deep utilities and services and other crucial support facilities. Updated On : December 20, 2011 It is understood that all six groups that submitted bids for the main contract presented themselves to the project client in mid-December 2011. Updated On : December 8, 2011 Client is understood to hold meetings with the six bidding groups in mid-December 2011. Updated On : November 16, 2011 It is understood that six consortiums comprising (16) international construction giants have submitted bids for the main construction contract. They include Al-Habtoor Murray & Roberts - Hochtief; Bechtel - ENKA - Al Jaber Group; Hyundai Engineering & Construction Company - Kumho Industrial Company-China State - Al Shafar; Larsen & Toubro - NPC - Joannou & Paraskevaides (Overseas) Ltd.; Samsung - ACC - Six Construct; and TAV - CCC - ATC. The project, which will be opened for passengers in 2017, will go to its ground-breaking stage in second quarter of 2012. Updated On : October 16, 2011 Contractors preparing to bid for the contract to build this terminal do not expect the client to make an award until the end of second quarter of 2012. Updated On : August 17, 2011 Client has further extended the deadline to submit bids for the main construction contract from the previous deadline of September 11, 2011. Updated On : June 22, 2011 Client has extended the deadline to submit bids for the main contract to build this terminal by two months from the previous deadline of July 20, 2011. This extension will give bidders more time to prepare and restructure their consortiums. At least three major international contractors have now decided not to participate in the project. They include France’s Bouygues, Australia’s Brookfield Multiplex and Japan’s Taisei Corporation . Updated On : May 2, 2011 It is understood that bids for the CMS contract are still under evaluation. An award is expected soon. Request for qualification (RFQ) for the airside civil works contract is expected to be issued in the second quarter of 2011. Updated On : March 8, 2011 ADAC has invited pre-qualified consortiums to submit bids for the construction contract to build the terminal. It has pre-qualified at least seven groups to submit bids. They include:
- Local/Australian Al-Habtoor Leighton, South Africa's Murray & Roberts Contractors (Middle East) and Germany's Hochtief.
- France's Bouygues, local/Lebanese Arabian Construction Company (ACC), South Korea's Samsung C&T and local/Belgium Six Construct Abu Dhabi.
- US' Bechtel Corporation, local Al-Jaber Group and Turkey's Enka.
- Japan's Taisei Corporation, China's China State Construction Engineering Corporation and local Al-Naboodah Contracting.
- South Korea's Hyundai Engineering & Construction, Kumho Engineering & Construction.
- Australia's Brookfield Multiplex, India's Larsen & Toubro and local National Projects Construction.
- Turkey's TAV, Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) and local Arabtec Construction.
An award is expected by the end of this year.
Updated On : February 5, 2011 A joint venture of Turkey's TAV Construction and Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) has been selected for the estimated $57 million pile caps and foundations package on this scheme. Updated On : January 17, 2011 Client is yet to decide when it will issue a tender for construction of the terminal. Updated On : November 25, 2010 Contractors are waiting to hear whether they have been pre-qualified to bid for the main contract on this scheme. Client had informed in October 2010 that the pre-qualification process had been completed, but companies have still not been told if they have been successful. Updated On : October 17, 2010 Piling works are ongoing. Bids are still under evaluation for the construction management services (CMS) contract. Invitation to bid (ITB) for the main construction contract is expected to be issued in December 2010. Excavation works are expected to be completed in 2011. Updated On : July 20, 2010 Evaluation of bids is currently underway for the construction management services contract. Updated On : April 26, 2010 Bids have been submitted for a contract to provide construction management services on this scheme. Bidders include US' Aecom, Clark Construction, Fluor and Hill International. The successful bidder will work alongside the airport development's programme manager, US-based Parsons International, and will manage the various contractors and consultants that will work on the midfield terminal project. For the largest package, the main construction contract, once the client has pre-qualified contractors, it will issue tender documents.
Contact Person: Mr. Christopher Arman (Program Manager)
Site Office Tel: (+971-2) 5095000.
Updated On : April 15, 2010 At least 14 groups have submitted pre-qualification applications for the main contract. They include local/Lebanese Arabian Construction Company, France's Bouygues, South Korea's Samsung Corporation and local/Belgian Six Construct Abu Dhabi; US' Bechtel Corporation, Turkey's Enka and local Al-Jaber Group; Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), Turkey's TAV and local Arabtec Construction; local/Australian Al-Habtoor Leighton, South Africa's Murray & Roberts Contractors and Germany's Hochtief; Japan's Taisei Corporation; South Korea's Hyundai Engineering & Construction, Kumho Engineering & Construction; Italy's Impregilo, Astaldi, Pizzaroti and China's Sinohydro Corporation; India's Larsen & Toubro, Australia's Brookfield Multiplex and local National Projects Construction; Spain's Acciona; local Al-Falah and Canada's SNC Lavalin; Saudi Arabia's Saudi Binladin Group and US' FTR International; China's China Communications Construction Company; Brazil's Andrade Gutierrez, Portugal's Zagope and China's Baoye Group Company; Spain's OHL and Saudi Arabia's El-Seif Engineering & Contracting.
Bid Package No. WBS-18.104.22.168
Expression of Interest (EoI).
This project involves construction of a Midfield Terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport. The terminal will be built between the airport's two runways and used by Etihad Airways, the emirate's flag carrier. It will have a total built-up area of around 700,000 square metres, with initial capacity to handle 30 million passengers a year. Client has invited interested general contractors to submit their expression of interest to participate in pre-qualification for the Midfield Terminal Building. Applicants, either solely or in joint venture, must demonstrate their capability in meeting the following minimum criteria for consideration to participate in the pre-qualification process:
1) Minimum turnover of US$5 billion per year.
2) Successful completion of five (5) projects of similar complex nature during the past ten years, two of which must each be valued in excess of USD 1 billion.
3) Ability to meet the statutory requirements to undertake work of this nature in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
4) Ability to provide guarantees, securities, bonds and evidence of financial strength proportionate to the size of the project.
5) Proven implementation of standard operating procedures consistent with globally recognised sustainability best practices. Locally, the Urban Planning Council is developing the Estidama guidelines to positively influence the construction industry in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Applicants meeting the above criteria should submit an expression of interest letter, for the issuance of pre-qualification documents, of no more than three (3) pages summarising their ability and successful prior experience. The letter should contain the name and contact details of the firm or joint venture interested in seeking pre-qualification and signed by the authorised representative. The contractor's response should be faxed to:
The Supervision Committee of Abu Dhabi International Airport (SCADIA)
Attention: SCADIA Program Director
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel: (+971-2) 5095000
Fax: (+971-2) 5095050
Contact Person: Mr. Haytham Haider (Chief Development Manager) - Abu Dhabi Airports Company.
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For any further assistance from EmiratesTenders on this project/tender, please quote our reference number : MPP1996-U Project Name Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum Project - Saadiyat Island Territory Abu Dhabi Client Tourism Development & Investment Company - TDIC (Abu Dhabi) Description
Construction of Louvre Abu Dhabi museum comprising a dome-shaped building, covering an area of 64,000 square metres, including pavilions, plazas and canals.
Tender Cost ($) Post Date March 11, 2012 Invitation Date Closing Date November 11, 2012 Period
Status Completed Project Remarks
Updated On : November 9, 2017 This project has been effectively completed. The museum will be officially opened for public as scheduled on November 11, 2017. Updated On : September 6, 2017 The authorities have announced that the Museum is set to open its doors on November 11, 2017. Updated On : August 24, 2017 The project is nearly complete with much of the interior and exterior works completed, which includes the museum’s 7,000-tonne dome covered in steel latticework, which will house its gallery spaces as well as acting as a micro-climate without excess solar gain, the waterway that is surrounded by concrete steps that create an amphitheater-like gathering space and viewing platform, the intricate latticework from the inside, designed as an arrangement of geometric openings and inspired by the interlaced palm leaves traditionally used as roofing material, the museum’s large-scale temporary exhibition space that has been purpose built for travelling exhibitions. The exact date for the museum opening has not been announced yet, but it is understood that the opening can be expected for later this year. Updated On : July 26, 2017 It is understood that construction work is in final stages. Updated On : April 2, 2017 The project is slated for completion by end of May 2017. Updated On : February 13, 2017 The much-awaited opening date of this museum is likely to be made public soon as construction work enters the final stage. The building will then enter an important preparation phase, essential for a museum of this magnitude that includes testing. Art installation and development of the visitor experience will happen ahead of the official opening, with the museum welcoming visitors this year. Updated On : November 14, 2016 It is understood that American neo-conceptualist artist Jenny Holzer and veteran Italian sculptor Giuseppe Penone will make up the first lot of contemporary artists to create installations for the permanent collection of this museum. The artists' works are inspired by the museum's iconic architecture and diverse stories, and play an important role in connecting the cultures and civilizations of the past with the relevant ongoing conversations and artistic practices of today. Penone has created a four-part installation, Germination, which addresses the relationships between humanity, art and the natural world. Leaves of Light is a bronze cast of a wild cherry tree, a symbol of life from the artist's native Maritime Alps in Piedmont, near Turin. Set with mirrors, the sculpture has been designed to capture and reflect the kaleidoscopic rain of light that is generated by the museum's canopy. Penone collaborated with French porcelain manufacturer Sevres on Propagation, on a series of ceramic tiles with a hand-drawn, concentric pattern emanating from a central fingerprint, a motif that Penone has been exploring in various works since 1994. Holzer's work for this museum is equally characteristic. Text-based, it takes the form of three engraved marble panels, each to be installed in an external wall of the museum's galleries. The panels feature draws from three historic texts: a reproduction of an ancient Mesopotamian cuneiform tablet that bears a Sumerian-Akkadian creation myth; a quote from the French Renaissance philosopher and essayist Michel de Montaigne; and a passage from the medieval Islamic polymath Ibn Khaldun's 14th-century Muqaddimah. Widely regarded as the most important piece of Islamic history of the pre-modern world, the Muqaddimah or Introduction, is a monumental work that many scholars consider as a foundation for modern fields of inquiry, such as economics, sociology, ethnography and the philosophy of history. At the Louvre Abu Dhabi however, Holzer and Penone's installations will also be shown alongside historical pieces from the museum's collection, including an 18th-century Ottoman fountain and pavement from Damascus, Syria. Updated On : November 6, 2016 The official opening of this museum has been postponed to 2017 due to pending construction work, the latest setback for the long-delayed project. A fixed date for the opening has not been specified. Updated On : September 21, 2016 Construction of the museum is nearing its final stages. The building will then enter an important preparation phase that includes testing, art installation and development of the visitor experience ahead of the official opening. The museum will welcome visitors in 2017 and its opening date is expected to be announced soon. Updated On : August 16, 2016 Local MAB Facilities Management has been awarded the facility management services contract on this project. The contract was awarded by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority. Duration of the contract is for five years. Under the terms of contract, MAB will be responsible for the following services: management and supervision, fire and safety, technical maintenance, ICT systems, general administration and cleaning, and visitor reception services. Updated On : June 16, 2016 The developer has commenced plans to integrate the sea into this museum project. The process is taking place in three stages within the temporary earth platform, an area of reclaimed land sitting four meters above sea level, from which all the construction work to date has been built. At the start of the project, a continuous hydraulic cut-off wall was constructed and pumps were installed to remove the water and allow excavation, piling and subsequent works to be undertaken in dry conditions. This delicate process is the result of months of planning and preparation to ensure that the inflow of seawater takes place in a controlled manner around and within strategic places in the museum. The first stage of integrating the sea with the site involved shutdown of selected pumps to allow the water level to rise slowly around the museum's basements located below seabed level. The second stage has also been completed, where the remaining pumps were shut down and seawater was pumped inside the temporary hydraulic cut-off wall. The third and final stage, which started this month, involves further pumping of seawater within the temporary walls and around the museum, raising the water level to match the sea level. This will be followed by the removal of hydraulic cut-off wall and the final construction of permanent marine sea defences, which will complete the full integration of sea with Louvre Abu Dhabi. To date, the scheme has witnessed completion of the museum's 180-meter-diameter dome, as well as the installation work of 30,000 square meters of natural stone paving and completion of its basement levels. Advanced work is currently underway on the main gallery spaces, entrance and administration buildings. Updated On : June 8, 2016 This project has achieved another milestone with the attachment of 4,500 tube lights to the dome's steel structure. The structure has eight layers of cladding consisting of 7,850 star-shaped pieces of aluminum and stainless steel of various sizes and angles. Updated On : April 18, 2016 The air-conditioning division of Al-Futtaim Engineering has been awarded a contract on this project. Krantz, the air-conditioners which Al-Futtaim Engineering distributes in the Middle East, have been selected for the museum. Updated On : February 18, 2016 Workers are currently removing the towers supporting the museum's signature roof. There were about 120 of the towers, put up nearly three years ago. Later they carried a series of platforms that let workers attach a complex network of aluminum stars four layers deep, described as a 'rain of light'. Now, most of them have gone. In the coming months, the area will be flooded. The design of Louvre Abu Dhabi surrounds it on three sides by seawater that flows to the very edge and, in some areas, even under the dome. At present, this water is held at bay by a combination of earth dams and extremely powerful drainage pumps. Remove these and the sea will slowly but surely reclaim those areas. The temporary towers still there represent some of the last obstacles before the flooding can begin. Updated On : January 14, 2016 Construction of the museum is nearing completion and will soon enter a rigorous preparation phase prior to art work installation and hand over by mid-2016. Once opened, the museum's permanent collection will be exhibited across 12 state-of-the-art galleries in dialogue with loaned art works from 13 leading French institutions to tell a universal story of human history. Galleries are designed like an Arabic city and visitors will also be able to enjoy temporary exhibitions in a dedicated space, a children's museum, auditorium, cafe, restaurant, museum shop, research center, promenades and gardens. Updated On : December 10, 2015 30,000 square meters of natural stone paving has been installed on the site. Work is also progressing on the museum's main gallery spaces, the basement levels, and the entrance and administration buildings. Construction of the museum is in final stages, with hand over of the building by mid-2016. The next step in construction is the removal of 14-meter deep temporary concrete hydraulic cut-off walls currently built-in the sand so that work could commence on dry land. Once that takes place, seawater will then be allowed to flow in gradually until the museum appears to be gently floating in the sea. Updated On : October 4, 2015 The opening of this museum has been further delayed to late 2016 as the building work still needs time. Attention will now turn to the remaining work on underside of the cladding. Updated On : September 28, 2015 The final piece of cladding has been lowered into place on the upper surface of the museum's mighty roof, a jigsaw puzzle that has taken more than 30 million man hours and 424 days to complete. This procedure combined expert crane driving skills, complex choreography, brute strength and heavy engineering. The underside of the dome's cladding is still in progress, but the museum's canopy can be seen in its entirety from top. Measuring 49 square meters and weighing 415kg, the last star is one of 7,850 that will form the eight-layered, 180-meter-wide constellation that is responsible for generating what promises to be Louvre Abu Dhabi's architectural piece de resistance, Jean Nouvel's much vaunted Rain of Light. Created by nothing more than the movement of Sun and its passage through the eight layers of Louvre Abu Dhabi's complex canopy, the Rain of Light has already started to bathe the museum's precincts in a constantly shifting display of kaleidoscopic, reflected light, adding a degree of poetry to the practical business of construction still taking place beneath the dome. Now that the 4,481 stars have been fixed to the upper surfaces of the museum's roof, the attention of teams responsible for its construction will turn to the remaining four layers of cladding that are yet to be finished on its underside. When the cladding is finally complete, it will add an additional 2,000 tonnes to the structural steel core of the roof that was lowered into its final resting place in December 2014. Measuring 565.5 meters in circumference and composed of 400,000 individual elements, Louvre Abu Dhabi's roof sits on top of four towers that have been carefully concealed inside the museum buildings, creating the illusion that the whole 7,000-tonne structure is hovering in mid-air. Updated On : June 29, 2015 The first drops of what's known as the Rain of Light, falling through the nearly completed canopy that will cover this museum, have been revealed. Its a colossal engineering and design challenge that, after two years, is now all but complete. Here on a platform of scaffolding is the first glimpse of what will draw visitors in their hundreds of thousands from around the world. Like a jungle canopy, the museum's dome stretches in every direction. It encloses a space larger than two football pitches and the height of an 11-storey building. The few workers still remaining on this level are busy wiping and polishing the last grains of sand still clinging to the dome's aluminum and steel cladding. For the past six months, the temporary towers have had a different function, providing a platform for up to 700 workers attaching layers of star-shaped cladding below the dome, while above them, others perform the same task for outer layers. Now that lengthy task has been completed, while the hundreds of tonnes of steel are dismantled. Many of the towers were originally lowered into place in one piece, using a giant 1,600-tonne crawler crane. Teams of workers heave the beams across what are the roofs of the museum's galleries, while a shower of sparks and brilliant glow reveal a welder breaking the large sections into smaller pieces. Until its done, the next stages cannot begin. They include mundane tasks such as waterproofing, but also the installation of glass skylights that will illuminate the main galleries. At present, several of the towers rise through the empty rectangles where the skylights will be fitted, blocking their installation. In total, there are 500 trusses, 30,000 meters of beams and 17,000 square meters of platforms and scaffolding to be hauled away. More than 4,600 pieces, nearly all of them unique in size and shape, are being fixed into place - the work here is nearly complete. The temporary towers that first held up the dome were once the most visible signs of the museum's existence. Several of the galleries have risen up around them, while piece by piece, the structure of the dome has hidden them from the outside world. Updated On : June 24, 2015 It is understood that the opening of this museum has been delayed. While construction is expected to be completed by end of this year, the building is not expected to be delivered until spring 2016, after which the installation of collection will take place, which is expected to take up to three months. The official opening could take place on December 02, 2015, National Day in UAE. Updated On : April 7, 2015 Additional details have been revealed about this project, which will be one of the world's most talked-about buildings, from the designers who conceived it, to the astonishing technology involved and the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary dedication is making it happen. The cladding in numbers:
- 4,688 panels are required to clad the museum
- 3,281 panels are bespoke
- 867 panels in the museum's submerged wearing wall
- 30 square meters, the size of the largest panels
- 12 tonnes, the weight of the heaviest panels.
The museum's panels are as intricate in design as the canopy, which will cover them, with both structures complementing one another. The cladding is currently enveloping the galleries that are nearing completion beneath the giant saucer-shaped roof of the museum. The museum's buildings and canopy are more similar than they seem. Both rely on a complex system of cladding to achieve the efforts desired by their architect, Ateliers Jean Nouvel. In the case of the canopy, that cladding consists of 5,000 tonnes of super-sized structural steel and 7,850 aluminum stars, while in the case of buildings it involves 4,680 panels of a substance called ultra-high performance fiber reinforced concrete. Unlike traditional reinforced concrete, which uses steel for its reinforcement, the museum's specialist concrete relies on a matrix of glass fibers to increase its compressive and tensile strength. It also benefits from minimal shrinkage and impermeability, an important quality for a material that will regularly come into contact with seawater that will eventually flow between the museum's precincts, turning the whole complex into a miniature Venice on the Arabian Gulf.
Updated On : April 5, 2015 Belgian-based company Meyvaert Glass Engineering has been appointed to provide display cases for the art pieces of this museum. Meyvaert will provide more than 100 tailored cases that will play a key role in the project's museology. The display cases, bases and podia will be distributed across the museum's permanent galleries housing some of the more delicate artifacts of Louvre Abu Dhabi's permanent collection, such as a 13th century Syrian section of the Holy Quran, containing suras 78 to 114, an Egyptian Mummy bandage from Ptolemaic period. Display cases placed in the middle of the galleries will seem to rise up from the ground. The tall display cases and bell jars are generously sized, allowing visitors to discover the works from all points of view. The individually-designed cases will be shipped in special temperature-controlled containers to ensure they remain unscathed, before they are re-assembled within the museum. Updated On : March 22, 2015 30% of cladding has been installed and will be completed by June 2015. Design of cladding of dome is inspired by interlaced palm leaves traditionally used as roofing material in the emirates. The roof's pattern is the result of a geometric design, repeated at various sizes and angles in eight layers, giving the dome a delicate form that leads to a rain of light effect. All of the museum's structures have been completed, with work on internal finishing progressing. As of early March 2015, more than 24,000,000 man hours have been completed on the project. Updated On : February 16, 2015 It is understood that 7,850 stars will join together to form the eight layers of cladding that will envelop the museum's flying-saucer-shaped canopy, the 5,000-tonne steel structure that was lowered into its final resting place in December 2014. Made of aluminum and stainless steel, the largest stars measure 13 meters in diameter and weigh 1.3 tonnes, and when all of them are in place they will form a constellation that adds an additional 2,000 tonnes to the roof's weight. This is what it takes to produce the optical effect that promises to be Louvre Abu Dhabi's architectural piece de resistance. Jean Nouvel's Rain of Light has been designed to bathe the museum's shaded precincts in a shower of kaleidoscopic light. Updated On : January 27, 2015 Infrastructure work at the Cultural District is anticipated to reach peak levels next month. From February 2015, the number of staff will ramp up from 1,500 to 2,000 as work intensifies to get the necessary infrastructure in place ahead of the opening of this museum in December 2015. Completion of the entire infrastructure package is slated in first quarter of 2016. The Abu Dhabi Civil Defence Building, which is programmed to open in second quarter of this year, will provide emergency services for the museum. Updated On : January 25, 2015 With 21 million man hours logged so far and 5,000 men on the job, it is still a race against time to complete the project. Once construction is complete, all steel structure clustering beneath the dome will be removed and flooding of the site will commence. Currently, the museum is protected by a hydraulic control wall that keeps the seawater out and the museum dry. Following are project facts:
- 20 million man hours till December 2014
- 5,000 workers on the site
- 180 diameters for the dome
- 7,000 tons - weight of dome
- 5,000 tons - weight of aluminum cladding of the dome
- 145,000 cubic meters of concrete
- 9,200 square meters of gallery space.
Updated On : January 18, 2015 Once completed the museum will encompass 9,200 square meters of art galleries. Its 6,681 square meter Permanent Gallery will house the museum’s permanent collection taking the visitor through a journey from the most ancient to contemporary through art works from different civilizations. The Temporary Gallery will be a dedicated space of 2,364 square meters presenting exhibitions of international standards. Updated On : December 15, 2014 It is understood that the huge dome has been put in place at this development. The lift process included raising the dome off the temporary towers and then lowering it 38 centimeters down on to four permanent piers. Preparations in the run up to the lifting included extensive testing of the bearings that will hold the dome throughout its lifespan. The bearings underwent months of testing in California, USA, where it was proven they can support the final weight of the dome. The lift was possible with the utilization of 32 hydraulic jacks, manufactured specifically for the project, that can hold up to 10,000 tons in weight and which were operated simultaneously and remotely. The dome of the museum weighs 7,000 tons and is 180 meters wide. Its lift is the first of its kind in the world of construction for a permanent structure of this scale and size. Construction is progressing on-site of this project. To date, the concrete work has been almost completed. Furthermore, a total of 34,000 tons of reinforcement steel has been used and over 21 million man hours completed on site. Construction of the permanent gallery structures have been completed along with concrete work for the museum's basement levels and the security screening facility; a highly secure seven meter deep basement through which authorized vehicles will transport all the artwork of the museum. Updated On : November 5, 2014 UK-based Gilgen Door Systems has been awarded a $2.4 million contract to supply high-security shutters, sectional overhead doors and security grills for this project. The contract includes supply of SR4 security rated shutters providing high levels of physical protection and operational efficiency for the museum. Manufactured in UK and meeting Police Preferred and Secured by Design standards, Rolegard high security shutters help facilities to reduce security threats through proven target hardening measures. Tested by BRE against anti-jacking, prising, gouging, impact, cutting and drilling, the Rolegard SR4 Security Shutter was the first to achieve LPS1175, Issue 7, Level 4 certification and is the only one to have passed a supplementary test for stainless steel profiles. The Rolegard units will be supplied in a variety of sizes up to 7.0 meters high by 8.2 meters wide. Each shutter is electrically operated and interfaced with the building control center and security system, enabling full control over opening and closing sequences. The shutters are specified with unique stainless steel profiles, which further add to their durability and aesthetics, supporting the museum's unique location on the water's edge in Saadiyat Cultural District. The contract was awarded to Gilgen following a successful trial of three full size Rolegard shutters within a working prototype of the Louvre building. The intensive trial was designed to test the sustainability of equipment to the unique operational requirements of the museum. Gilgen will complete the manufacture and supply of all of the doors to the agreed project timescales along with professional installation training for engineers, technical support and hand over commissioning. A dedicated project management team has also been put in place by Gilgen to ensure quality, effective communication and on time delivery. Updated On : November 3, 2014 Cladding of the structure is currently underway. Updated On : October 21, 2014 The museum's dome sits atop of 120 temporary support towers, which will be disassembled and removed leaving the dome resting on four main piers only. Cladding of the dome will include the placing of a total of eight layers of aluminum and stainless steel inserts in a clockwise direction, above and below the steel frame. To achieve the rain of light effect within the museum, these cladding pieces have been carefully engineered in specific sizes and orientations forming approximately 8,000 stars in both the upper and lower layers. These star-shaped pieces range from 3.5 to 13.5 meters wide depending on their position and location within the cladding design. To date, a total of approximately 144,000 cubic meters out of 145,000 cubic meters of concrete has been poured for the project. Furthermore, a total of 33,000 tons of reinforcement steel has been used and over 18,500,000 man hours completed on site. It is understood that construction of all the galleries has been completed structurally along with the concrete work for the museum's basement levels as well as the security screening facility; a highly secure seven meter deep basement through which authorized vehicles will transport all the artwork of the museum. Updated On : October 13, 2014 Masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci and Vincent Van Gogh will be among 300 works displayed at this museum. It will also feature paintings and sculptures from 13 of France's most renowned collections spanning from pre-Bronze Age to Pop Art. The loaned works include da Vinci's Portrait of an Unknown Woman, Claude Monet's Saint Lazare Station and Andy Warhol's Big Electric Chair, as well as ancient statues, vases and masks from across Asia and Africa. Many of France's grand museums, including the Louvre, Musee d Orsay and the Palace of Versailles will loan art to Abu Dhabi as part of a 30-year collaboration with the Emirate worth 1 billion euros. Updated On : September 23, 2014 The final piece of this museum's mega-structure domed roof has been put in place. In total, the dome is 180 meters long (the length of two football pitches). It has a total weight of 12,000 tonnes - broken down into the steel structure, weighing 7,000 tonnes and a further 5,000 tonnes of aluminum cladding. Its 85 segments were assembled on the museum's construction site prior to being lifted into place on top of 120 temporary support towers by a specially-commissioned crane. A 600-tonne capacity crane was also used to construct sections of the dome closest to the outside edge. And a 1,600-tonne plus capacity crane - which stood 230 meters tall and needed 90 trucks to bring it to site - was used to allow for assembly. Concrete works under the dome have been completed. All the galleries are up and fit-out of those galleries has already commenced. Client has announced that the construction is on schedule for opening of the iconic museum by end of 2015. Updated On : April 8, 2014 Local Action International Services is carrying out the dewatering works in this development. Updated On : April 2, 2014 It is understood that this project has reached a key milestone, with the completion of first gallery. The iconic dome of the museum will be in place by September 2014. Updated On : March 17, 2014 Client has announced completion of construction of the first gallery in this development. The first completed gallery, which is one of the largest within the permanent galleries, comes a year after mobilization on the ground had started. It is understood that a significant amount of work is well underway for construction of the museum's interior walls along with installation of mechanical plant, water pipes, electrical cabling and security systems. With more than 5,300 workers on site and around 117,000 cubic meters of concrete poured so far, the construction work on galleries is progressing in parallel with installation of the museum's prominent dome, which features 85 steel segments that weigh between 30 to 70 tonnes each. To date, 20% of the dome's structure has been put in place, with the completion of full structure steel frame set for September 2014. Majority of concrete work for the museum's basement levels has been completed, including underground buildings, such as the Energy Centre that houses pumps, generators, transformers and similar building elements and the Security Screening Facility, a highly secure seven-meter deep basement through which authorized vehicles will transport all the artwork for the museum. Till date, more than 10 million man hours have been dedicated to this project reflecting the amount of foundation work that the museum requires. Despite the challenging and complicated design, construction on the ground has been progressing steadily and on schedule. Updated On : February 18, 2014 Tyco Fire & Security UAE has been awarded a multimillion Dirham contract on this project. The local contractor won the Specialist Security Cobntractor package via a consortium led by Arabtec, after a series of pre-qualification and live demonstrations to showcase their integrated security solutions. Updated On : December 12, 2013 It is understood that the first segment of the iconic dome has been assembled and placed into position on site. The dome, which has a 180-metre diameter and includes 10,800 square steel tubes, will feature (85) segments, which will be assembled on the museum’s construction site prior to being lifted into place on top of 120 temporary support towers by specially-commissioned crane. The segments which will form the dome range between 90 to 70 tonnes-a-piece and are each built from over 100 square steel tubes, five to seven metre in length that are joined together in a repetitive horizontal, vertical and diagonal platform. On (10) month’s time, once the dome is completed, the 120 temporary support towers will be disassembled and removed. The pouring of over 70,000m3 of concrete across the museum’s build-up area and the ongoing installation of a double-layer waterproofing membrane below the foundation slab areas of the museum, an area of 64,000m2 which is expected to be completed by end of 2013. Construction work is currently taking place on the museums temporary platform, which was built to allow all works to take place in a dry environment. Updated On : November 6, 2013 Construction work has commenced on this development and the project is on track for official opening on December 02, 2015. Updated On : September 10, 2013 It is understood that erection work is expected to begin in October 2013 on structural steel for a massive dome as waterproofing work on the basements are nearing completion. The dome is a 180 metre in diameter is the most prominent feature of the landmark museum and will be the most complex form of construction, comprising a 6-metre deep space frame truss structure supported only on four piers. The museums concrete frame will be completed during the first quarter of 2014, while the dome is expected to be completed by the end of 2014. The final stage will include marine works and the removal of temporary land platforms, which will be completed in 2015. This world class building will then transform into an island of its own with the removal of 40-metre high concrete walls currently built in the sand. Updated On : September 2, 2013 Drake & Scull has been awarded a $113 million contract to carry out the MEP works on this project.
Site Office Tel: (+971-2) 6435182.
It is understood that work will be carried out in coordination with Habtoor Leighton Specon. It involves all MEP work and incidentals within the 64,000 square metre complex, which is made of a series of linked pavilions, plazas, alleyways and canals.
Updated On : June 3, 2013 Client has announced that work has commenced to waterproof the museum's basements. This marks the start of one of the most critical stages in the construction process, whereby a double-layer waterproofing membrane is installed below the foundation slab areas. This step is taken after the 3,200 steel plates located in the museum's build-up site are given a special electrical charge that prevents steel corrosion, using a system known as cathodic protection. This work is taking place in the museum's basement levels, located seven metres below sea level, where all the artwork for the Louvre Abu Dhabi will be transported through a dedicated and highly secure tunnel leading to the various galleries located within the museum. Updated On : May 15, 2013 US-based Turner Construction International has been appointed as the project manager on this development. Updated On : May 6, 2013 It is understood that the project has achieved its first major milestone in construction of the museum's distinct dome. The scheme witnessed the first concrete pours for one of the four piers that are to hold the dome of Louvre Abu Dhabi. The dome, which has a diameter of 180 metres and is expected to weigh more than 7,000 tonnes - almost the weight of Eiffel Tower in Paris - will be supported by four piers that will be nine metres high at the entrance of the museum and will reach up to 30 metres below. The design concept behind this laced dome is to reflect the interlaced palm trees traditionally used as roofing material in the region, allowing the sun to shine through like a rain of light. It was designed so the roof primarily acts as a shading canopy to protect the outside plaza and building below from the radiant heat of the sun, providing comfort and reducing building energy consumption. Work on the dome is expected to be completed by the end of 2014. Updated On : April 14, 2013 Local Robodh Contracting Company has been awarded a contract to carry out the concrete frameworks on this project. Work is due to be completed in February 2014. Updated On : January 8, 2013 Local Arabtec Construction has been awarded the main construction contract to build the museum. The contract is worth $653 million. Arabtec's partners in this contract include Spain's Constructora San Jose and Saudi Arabian/local Oger Abu Dhabi. Work is set to commence on site immediately and the concrete frame will be complete by first quarter of 2014.
Site Office Tel. (Arabtec): (+971-2) 5080800/822.
Work on the geometric lace dome will be completed by the end of 2014. The museum will contain a complex of pavilions, plazas, alleyways and canals, evoking the image of a city floating over the sea. The huge geometric dome, which is 180 metres in diameter, will hover over the complex.
Updated On : December 12, 2012 Client has short-listed three groups for the main contract on this scheme. They include local Arabtec Construction, Spain’s San Jose, local/Saudi Arabia’s Oger Abu Dhabi, local/Belgium’s Six Construct Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia’s El-Seif Engineering & Contracting. Updated On : November 21, 2012 Client has announced that construction work on this development will commence in the first quarter of 2013. A contractor is due to be selected soon. The project is being updated to achieve an Estidama pearl building rating instead of a LEED silver rating. Updated On : November 12, 2012 It is understood that bids have been submitted for the main contract on this scheme. Updated On : October 29, 2012 It is understood that client has once again extended the bids submission date from the previous deadline of October 28, 2012. Updated On : October 9, 2012 According to the client, selection of a contractor to handle the construction of this museum will be announced in late December 2012, with work set to commence in beginning of 2013. The project is due to be completed by end of 2015. Updated On : September 26, 2012 Client has extended deadline to submit bids for the main contract from the previous deadline of September 16, 2012. Pre-qualifiers for this contract include: local/Lebanon’s Arabian Construction Company / Spain’s Acciona; Local Arabtec Construction; local/UK’s Al-Futtaim Carillion; Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company; South Korea’s Hyundai Engineering & Construction / China’s China State Construction Engineering Corporation / local Dhabi Contracting; South Korea’s Samsung C&T; South Korea’s Posco / local National Projects Construction and local/Belgium’s’ Six Construct Abu Dhabi. Updated On : July 9, 2012 Client has invited contractors to submit bids for the main contract on this scheme. Updated On : April 18, 2012 Client has received prequalification documents for the main contract on this scheme. Construction is not expected to commence before the end of 2012. Updated On : April 2, 2012 It is understood that Drake & Scull International is planning to bid for construction work on this project. Updated On : March 26, 2012 Client has invited suitable Contractors with commensurate experience to undertake the Main Contract works on this scheme. The approximate built-up area of this museum will be 87,200 square metres. The Main Contract works shall include concrete sub-structure and superstructure, structural steelwork and feature cladding to the 'Dome', MEP works, vertical transportation, speciialist security installation, fit-out works and external works. Interested companies or consortia must demonstrate successful delivery of relevant construction projects that meet the following requirements:
1) Recent experience on projects similar in size, character and complexity.
2) Be a major registered construction company with representation in UAE.
3) Have had a minimum annual company turnover for construction activities of AED 1 billion in each of the last 3 years.
4) Successfully completed 3 projects, each in excess of AED 1 billion in the last 5 years.
5) Be prepared to be one of a number of short-listed companies willing to submit a lump sum construction works tender under a competitive tender process.
Contractors who meet the criteria can register their interest and request a Pre-Qualification Document (PQD) by sending e-mail to LouvreAbuDhabi@tdic.ae before March 31, 2012 and arrange for collection of the PQD by April 01, 2012 from:
Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC)
Behind Khalifa Park, Eastern Ring Road (Salam Street),
Abu Dhabi, UAE.
A non-refundable payment (in the form of a manager's cheque made payable to the client) of AED 30,000/- will be required at the time of collection of the PQD. Responses to the PQD must be submitted in a sealed envelope no later than April 05, 2012 to:
Pre-qualification for Louvre Abu Dhabi - Main Contract Works - (P028)
Tourism Development & Investment Company
Behind Khalifa Park, Eastern Ring Road (Salam Street),
Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Updated On : January 25, 2012 Abu Dhabi Executive Council (ADEC) has given its approval to resume work on this development. It is understood that ADEC has approved the budget and deadline for inauguration of the project on Saadiyat Island in close coordination with its partner Agence France Musees. Updated On : November 9, 2011 It is understood that the project has been put on hold in a bid to scale back spending. Updated On : October 30, 2011 Client has announced its decision to extend the completion date of this project due to the immense magnitude of work associated with the development. The initial plan to open this museum by 2013-2014 will now be extended. The company is currently working closely with its valued partners on the creation of a new delivery timeline and looks forward to announcing this in due course. Significant progress has already been made on the museum, including finalised and detailed architectural designs, and all foundation and piling work. The acquisition of vast art collections that will be housed in the museum is already taking place, as well as the training of expertise that will operate this institution. Updated On : October 16, 2011 Client has still not awarded the main construction contract on this project. Updated On : May 31, 2011 It is understood that the client is still evaluating bids for the sub-structure package. Updated On : May 9, 2011 Client has announced that the main construction contract will be awarded before the end of June 2011. Updated On : March 19, 2011 It is understood that the client has short-listed Australia's Brookfield Multiplex and a joint venture of local/Australian Al-Habtoor Leighton Group, with South Africa's Murray & Roberts Contractors for the main construction package. Evaluation of bids is still underway for the substructure package. Piling work has been completed. Updated On : December 26, 2010 Client has invited suitable Contractors with commensurate experience to undertake the Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing (MEP) sub-contract works on this scheme. Works shall cover all mechanical, electrical, plumbing and specialist installations. Interested companies must demonstrate successful delivery of relevant construction projects that meet the following requirements:
1) Recent experience on projects similar in size, character and complexity.
2) Be a major registered construction company with representation in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
3) Have had a minimum annual company turnover for construction activities within UAE of AED 800 million in each of the last 3 years.
4) Successfully completed 5 projects, each in excess of AED 250 million within UAE in the last 3 years.
5) Be prepared to be one of approximately ten short-listed companies willing to submit a Sub-Contract tender under a single stage competitive tender process.
6) The successful Sub-Contractor will be nominated to the Main Contractor following main contract award and will be required to enter into a Sub-Contract with the Main Contractor.
Contractors who meet the criteria can register their interest and request a Pre-Qualification Document (PQD) by sending e-mail to LouvreAbuDhabi@tdic.ae before December 30, 2010 and arrange for collection of the PQD by January 04, 2011 from:
Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC)
Behind Khalifa Park, Eastern Ring Road (Salam Street),
Abu Dhabi, UAE.
A non-refundable payment (in the form of a manager's cheque made payable to the client) of AED 25,000/- will be required at the time of collection of the PQD. Responses to the PQD must be submitted in a sealed envelope no later than January 13, 2011 to:
Pre-qualification for Louvre Abu Dhabi MEP Sub-Contract Works - (P028-C14)
Tourism Development & Investment Company
Behind Khalifa Park, Eastern Ring Road (Salam Street),
Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Updated On : December 13, 2010 Client has started tender clarification meetings with contractors for the main construction contract on this scheme. Originally, the museum was planned to be built under a design and build contract for the entire scheme, but then the client decided to issue tenders for a series of lump sum construction packages, including the substructure, piling, loading bays and main construction works. Evaluation of bids is currently underway for the substructure package. Updated On : November 24, 2010 At least five groups have submitted bids for the main construction contract. Bidders include local/Australian Al-Habtoor Leighton Group, with South Africa's Murray & Roberts Contractors (Middle East); Canada's Brookfield Multiplex; Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), with Saudi Oger; South Korea's Samsung C&T; and local/Belgian Six Construct Abu Dhabi. Client is still evaluating bids for the substructure package. Updated On : November 8, 2010 Evaluation of bids is currently underway for the substructure contract. Submission of bids for the main construction contract has been extended from the previous deadline of October 30, 2010. Updated On : October 14, 2010 Bids have been submitted for the substructure contract. Client has invited firms to bid for the main construction package. Updated On : August 24, 2010 It is understood that piling work has been completed. Germany's Bauer has placed 4,536 pilings, totalling nearly 100 kilometres, approximately the distance from Abu Dhabi to Dubai. The next key milestone will be the development of substructure, beginning in the last quarter of 2010 along with the main contract works. Updated On : August 4, 2010 Deadline for submission of bids for the main contract has been extended from the previous deadline of July 01, 2010. Updated On : July 28, 2010 Deadline for submission of bids for the sub-structure contract has been extended to August 2010. Updated On : April 4, 2010 Client has set a deadline and formally invited contractors to submit technical and commercial bids for the main construction contract. Pre-qualifiers include the following groups:
- Local/UK Aldar Laing O'Rourke.
- Local/Australian Al-Habtoor Leighton Group in a joint venture with South Africa's Murray & Roberts Contractors (Middle East).
- A French joint venture of Bouygues and Vinci Grand Projets.
- Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company.
- Germany's Ed Zublin.
- Brazil's Odebrecht.
Updated On : March 24, 2010 Design work is complete. A tender for the main construction contract will be issued soon. The museum is expected to open in September 2013. Updated On : March 2, 2010 Client has invited selected firms to submit bids for a contract to build the sub-structure on this scheme. At least 12 groups have pre-qualified for the design and build contract, and many have expressed their interest in this package, as well as the main construction package, which will be tendered later this year. Updated On : February 23, 2010 Germany's Bauer International has been awarded the piling contract. Work will progress over the following 20 weeks. A total of 5,638 piles will be driven into the ground, including 4,298 steel piles and 1,340 concrete piles, amounting to 94.2 kilometres in length. The first package of enabling works, also executed by Bauer International, was completed in January 2010 after 503,000 square metres of earth had been excavated to accommodate the base of the museum. Following the completion of piling, a sub-structure contractor will be appointed to construct the concrete and waterproofing works up to ground level. The tender for this contract was sent out in mid-February 2010 and a contractor will be appointed in May 2010. A main contractor will be tendered from March 2010 to September 2010 to execute all remaining works, which includes the dome and cladding. Updated On : November 29, 2009 Bids have been submitted for the piling and foundations contract. Bidders include local Middle East Foundations, NSCC, Sharaf Foundations; France's Soletanche Bachy; Swissboring, part of Italy's Trevi Group; local/UK Dutco Balfour Beatty; local/Turkish Al-Habtoor STFA Soil Group; Germany's Bauer and Keller Grundbau. Updated On : November 18, 2009 Enabling works are in progress. Updated On : October 18, 2009 Client has pre-qualified contractors seeking to bid for the main contract on this scheme. Pre-qualifiers include local/UK Aldar Laing O'Rourke; local/Australian Al-Habtoor Leighton Group in a joint venture with South Africa's Murray & Roberts Contractors (Middle East); a French joint venture of Bouygues and Vinci Grand Projets; Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company; Germany's Ed Zublin; Australia's Multiplex, with UK/local Mivan Depa; Brazil's Odebrecht; Oger Abu Dhabi, the local affiliate of Saudi Oger; South Korea's Samsung Corporation; local/Belgian Six Construct Abu Dhabi; and Japan's Taisei Corporation. The client plans to issue tender documents by end of October 2009. Updated On : August 17, 2009 It is understood that pre-qualification process for the main construction contract is expected to be finalised by the end of this month. Updated On : July 25, 2009 Germany's Bauer Spezialtiefbau has been awarded the enabling contract on this scheme. Updated On : June 25, 2009 Bid submission deadline for the main contract has been extended. Updated On : June 21, 2009 Germany's MERO-TSK International has been appointed as the supplier of steel products on this scheme. Updated On : June 3, 2009 Client is currently evaluating bids for the enabling works contract. Updated On : May 24, 2009 UK's Pascall & Watson Architects has been appointed as the project consultant. Updated On : May 6, 2009 The client has invited contractors to submit pre-qualification documents by June 01, 2009 for the main contract on this scheme. Contractors (either sole or in joint venture) interested in constructing the museum will have to demonstrate that they can meet the following minimum pre-qualification criteria to be considered for short-listing:
1) Minimum turnover of US$ 1 billion per year.
2) Minimum professional staff level of 1,000 employees.
3) Undertaken 5 building projects worth over US$ 500 million over the past 5 years.
4) Ability to meet the statutory requirements to perform work in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
5) No major change in shareholding in the last 6 months (not more than 30%).
6) Ability to produce Parent Company Guarantee (if relevant).
Contractors who believe that they can meet the above-mentioned criteria should submit a letter of interest of no more than one page by their CEO/Managing Director to this e-mail address:
A detailed pre-qualification questionnaire will be issued by the Program Manager to the interested contractor for completion, submission and review by the Pre-qualification Board. Completed submission will need to be accompanied by a Banker's (Cashier's) Cheque for the sum of US$ 10,000/- made payable to the client (non-refundable).
Contact Person: Mr. Scott Mcinnes (Project Manager)
Updated On : January 8, 2009 France's Nathalie Criniere has been selected to create a design for this scheme. The contract was awarded through a competition among six invited design firms. Updated On : June 5, 2008 UK-based engineering consultancy firm Buro Happold has been awarded a contract to provide engineering services on this scheme. It will work with the architect Jean Nouvel under a co-operation agreement on concept validation of the initial design and on schematic design of the museum. Buro Happold's scope of work covers a range of engineering disciplines, including structural, civil, site traffic, marine and environmental. Updated On : October 10, 2007 It is understood that a tender for the main contract has not yet been issued. The agreement will allow Abu Dhabi Louvre to borrow masterpieces from French major museums, including the Louvre, for a period of six to 18 months.
This museum will be built as part of the Cultural District at Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi. The exhibitions in permanent galleries will be drawn from collections of the Louvre and other eminent French public museums and cultural institutions, including Centre Pompidou, Chateau de Versailles, Musee d'Orsay, Musee Rodin and Bibliotheque Nationale de France. Over time, the Louvre Abu Dhabi will also develop its own distinctive permanent collection. Invitation to bid documents for the main contract are expected to be issued by August 2007, with bid submission due in October 2007. A contract award is expected in December 2007, with construction due to commence in January 2008. French architect Jean Nouvel has been appointed as the architect.
Contact Person: Mr. Hafid Rakem (Project Manager)
Contact No. (+33-67) 7000338.
Main Consultant Pascall & Watson Architects (Abu Dhabi) Main Architect Jean Nouvel (France) MEP Consultant BuroHappold Engineering (Abu Dhabi) Design Consultant Nathalie Criniere Agency (France) Project Manager Turner Construction International L.L.C. (Abu Dhabi) Design Consultant-2 Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH (Germany) Interior Design Consultant Jean Nouvel (France) Infrastructure Consultant WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff (Abu Dhabi) Civil Engineering Consultant BuroHappold Engineering (Abu Dhabi) Cost Consultant Faithful & Gould (Abu Dhabi) Cost Consultant-2 Rider Levett Bucknall Ltd. (Dubai) Main Contractor Arabtec Construction L.L.C (Dubai) Pipes Supplier Baron Emperor International (Dubai) MEP Contractor Drake & Scull International PJSC (Abu Dhabi) MEP Contractor(2) Al Habtoor Specon L.L.C (Abu Dhabi) Specialist Contractor Robodh Contracting Company L.L.C (Dubai) Specialist Contractor(2) Al Ryum Contracting & General Transport (Abu Dhabi) Specialist Contractor(3) Meyvaert Glass Engineering (Belgium) Main Contractor(2) Constructora San Jose S.A (Spain) Main Contractor(3) Saudi Oger Emirates Limited L.L.C (Abu Dhabi) A/C, Chillers & Heating Systems Supplier Al Futtaim Engineering (Abu Dhabi) Aluminium Products Supplier Folcra Beach Industrial Company W.L.L (Abu Dhabi) Steel Products Supplier Mero Middle East L.L.C (Dubai) Fire & Safety Systems Supplier Tyco Fire & Security (Abu Dhabi) Glass Supplier Folcra Beach Industrial Company W.L.L (Abu Dhabi) Glass Supplier(2) Vetrotech Middle East (Dubai) IT Systems & Applications Supplier Gehry Technologies (Abu Dhabi) Fire & Safety Systems Supplier (2) Rise & Shine Insulation Contracting Company (Sharjah) Fire & Safety Systems Supplier (3) Tecfire Middle East (Dubai) Structural Contractor Cicon Epoxy & Steel Cutting Plant L.L.C (Abu Dhabi) Dewatering Contractor Action International Services LLC (Abu Dhabi) Earthworks Contractor Earth Moving Worldwide (Abu Dhabi) Foundations/Enabling/Piling Contractor Bauer International (Abu Dhabi) Building & Construction Materials Supplier Vancouver Building Maintenance & Decor (Dubai) Civil Engineering Contractor Mero Middle East L.L.C (Dubai) Doors & Door Systems Supplier Gilgen Door Systems Ltd. (UK) Facilities Management Contractor MAB Facilities Management L.L.C (Abu Dhabi) Geofoam Supplier National Polystyrene Packaging Factory L.L.C (Dubai) Tender Categories Construction & Contracting
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For any further assistance from EmiratesTenders on this project/tender, please quote our reference number : 15/2012 (AUH) Project Name Security Control System-3 Territory Abu Dhabi Client Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters Description
Supply and installation of security control system for the building section of Abu Dhabi Police Courts.
Budget ($) Tender Cost ($)
Post Date February 15, 2012 Invitation Date February 13, 2012 Closing Date March 5, 2012 Period Status Completed Tenders Remarks
Tender No. 15/2012
This tender supply is in Abu Dhabi. The tender is open to experienced and efficient suppliers who are registered with the GHQ. Tender documents can be obtained from:
Purchases & Warehouses Administration,
Abu Dhabi Police GHQ
Tel: (+971-2) 4461461,
Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Bank Guarantee is 5%. Completed tender documents are to be deposited in Tender Boxes at Purchases & Warehouses Department - New Administrative Building, next to the Vehicles & Drivers Licensing Department in Abu Dhabi.
Tender Categories Military & Defence
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Supply and commissioning of 5x1, 500kVA diesel generator sets and all-wheel-drive trucks for an electricity & water authority.
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Post Date December 7, 2011 Invitation Date Closing Date January 16, 2012 Period Status Completed Tenders Remarks
January 29, 2012
Bids have been opened for the main contract.
December 07, 2011
Tender No. CE/513/2011
This tender supply is in Dubai. Tender documents can be obtained from:
Main Cashier, Head Office,
Dubai Electricity & Water Authority
The tender cost is payable in cash or on-line through the website http://www.dewa.gov.ae under the title e-services. Tenders must be valid for acceptance for 120 days from the closing date. The Master Tender Document must be accompanied by a Tender Bond for an amount of not less than 5% of the total Tendered Price. The Tender Bond shall be strictly in accordance with the Authority's prescribed specimen and valid for (150) calendar days following the last date fixed for receipt of Tender. Completed sealed tender documents should be addressed to:
The Chairman, Board of Directors,
Dubai Electricity & Water Authority
and deposited into the Tender Box at Authority's Head Office near Wafi Shopping Mall in Zabeel East, Dubai.
Participants in the tender should submit the names of their Local Partners/Sponsors, having a valid Dubai Trade Licence along with a photocopy of their current licence.
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Power & Alternative Energy
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Company Name Gulf Engineering Offer 1 270995 Compltn Period 8 - 10 weeks Offer 2 260465 Compltn Period 8 - 10 weeks
Company Name United Motors & Heavy Equipment Offer 1 78515 Compltn Period 1 - 26 weeks Offer 2 820365 Compltn Period 1 - 26 weeks
Company Name Integrated Dynamic Offer 1 2221440 Compltn Period 6 - 8 weeks Offer 2 2215395 Compltn Period 6 - 8 weeks
Company Name Environ Emirates Offer 1 2031250 Compltn Period 12 - 28 weeks Offer 2 1759515 Compltn Period 12 - 28 weeks
Company Name Spark Electrical Contracting Offer 1 1568990 Compltn Period 28 weeks Offer 2 1556890 Compltn Period 28 weeks
Company Name Mohd. Abdulrahman Al Bahar Offer 1 1605925 Compltn Period 34 - 36 weeks Offer 2 1494945 Compltn Period 34 - 36 weeks
Company Name The Kanoo Group Offer 1 1635935 Compltn Period 28 weeks Offer 2 1490400 Compltn Period 28 weeks
Company Name United Al Saqeri Heavy Equipment Offer 1 840845 Compltn Period 210 days
Company Name Radiant Engineering Offer 1 1365685 Compltn Period 28 - 32 weeks
Company Name Saeed Mohd. Al Ghandi Offer 1 255790 Compltn Period 23 weeks
Company Name Al Futtaim Auto Offer 1 1453805 Compltn Period 34 - 40 weeks
Company Name Haris Al Afaq Offer 1 1606550 Compltn Period 26 - 34 weeks
Company Name Site Technology Offer 1 1409320 Compltn Period 2 - 36 weeks Offer 2 1682220 Compltn Period 2 - 36 weeks Offer 3 1830100 Compltn Period 2 - 36 weeks