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Kuwait’s innovative Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Causeway connection is now complete and open to traffic. Measuring 48.5km in all, the new causeway comprises the 36.1km Subiyah Link and the 12.4km D ......
|Description||Kuwait’s innovative Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Causeway connection is now complete and open to traffic. Measuring 48.5km in all, the new causeway comprises the 36.1km Subiyah Link and the 12.4km Doha Link, making this the world’s fourth longest bridge. Dar’s worked as lead consultant on the project working alongside Dar Group sister companies TY Lin International, Ross & Baruzzini and Currie & Brown. Dar was the Engineer’s Representative and the construction supervisor, as well as leading detailed design review on transportation, GIS, environmental, geotechnical and marine works. Dar’s brief from for Kuwait’s Public Authority for Roads & Transportation (PART) was to ensure a 100-year service life in a challenging coastal marine environment. The Causeway facilitates development of the border region of Subiyah, which will be the site of a major free-trade zone, Madinat al-Hareer or Silk City, reviving Kuwait’s place on the ancient Silk Route. Land areas of 350,000m2 and 600,000m2 have been reclaimed at either end of the Causeway, while two artificial islands of 300,000m2 each have been constructed along its length. The Causeway carries dual carriageways, each with a total width of 17m and carrying three lanes of traffic, an emergency lane and a hard shoulder. The main section reduces the journey time from Kuwait City to Subiyah from 70 minutes to 20 minutes. The subsidiary link to Doha (Kuwait) and the Kuwait Entertainment City reduces journey times from 30 minutes to 7 minutes. A cable-stayed bridge in the main section creates a navigation channel 120m wide and 23m high to enable access to Kuwait’s Doha port. This opening in the Causeway is supported by a 151m-high pylon, inspired in its shape by a traditional sailboat, but unconventional in its engineering.|
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In Saudi Arabia work is being planned for nine separate road projects worth a total of US$400 million All of the projects are located in Saudi Arabi’s Eastern Region. The Saudi Arabian Government is i ......
|Description||In Saudi Arabia work is being planned for nine separate road projects worth a total of US$400 million All of the projects are located in Saudi Arabi’s Eastern Region. The Saudi Arabian Government is investigating the potential for the new King Hamad Causeway project to be carried out under the PPP model. This would include the potential for funding being delivered by international sources. The feasibility study for the project should be ready by early 2019. Saudi Arabias Transport Ministry is also considering introducing tolling across the country’s road network. The Saudi Arabian Government may have its tolling plan ready by 2020. There are plans in hand to introduce road tolling in the city of Riyadh earlier than for the rest of the country.|
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Kenya is set to construct a 28Km highway bridge connecting Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) with Kangemi market on the Nairobi-Nakuru highway in bid to tackle traffic congestion in the Kenya ......
|Description||Kenya is set to construct a 28Km highway bridge connecting Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) with Kangemi market on the Nairobi-Nakuru highway in bid to tackle traffic congestion in the Kenyan capital city. Transport Secretary James Macharia confirmed the reports and said that engineers have been deployed at the airport to assess the ground for the construction and help inform the final design of the massive overpass. “Right now, we have engineers who are testing the soil at JKIA. It is no longer mere talks. We have done the bypasses around the city of Nairobi, we have done the Southern, Eastern and Northern bypasses and about a month ago we signed for Western bypass,” said Mr Macharia. Also Read:US $63.3m Makupa Causeway in Kenya at 40% complete Express Highway The road dubbed “Express Highway” is expected to stem the problem of passengers missing flights at JKIA due to perennial traffic congestion on Mombasa Road. “You land at JKIA and it takes you another two hours to get to the city. It is important to facilitate easy travel for the tourists coming to Nairobi especially for tourism conferences,” he added. The new highway, estimated to cost US $4778m, will be completed in three stages starting with phase one (6.5km) which runs from JKIA to Likoni Road and the Southern bypass interchange. The segment will cost US78m, which will be provided by the African Development Bank. Ngong and Outer Ring roads are some of those which are to be improved while Lang’ata Road would be expanded.|
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Construction works on the US $63m Kwa Jomvu-Makupa Causeway which is part of Mombasa-Mariakani highway, is 40% complete. This is according to Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia. Speaking on d ......
|Description||Construction works on the US $63m Kwa Jomvu-Makupa Causeway which is part of Mombasa-Mariakani highway, is 40% complete. This is according to Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia. Speaking on during the groundbreaking for the refurbishment of Moi International Airport, Mr james Macharia said the road which is being worked on since August, is set to ease traffic flow from the airport to Mombasa port as well as the flow of goods from inland counties. Also Read:Burundi, Tanzania to receive US $322m grant for road upgrade Traffic ease According to the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) corporate communications assistant director Charles Njogu, the current narrow road handles 19,000 vehicles daily moving in and out of Mombasa, resulting in huge traffic snarl-ups. The road is being expanded to a six-lane highway and is also set to boost tourism. It starts at the junction of Kenyatta Avenue and Digo Road running northerly through Changamwe, Miritini and Mazeras before terminating shortly after Mariakani weighbridge. Mr Njogu said the road, whose construction has already started at Kibarani, will have a service lane on each side and several interchanges along its major traffic exchange points. “The new road will have three lanes on both sides — and once completed, it will decongest the town. It will also increase the traffic count, and perhaps doubling it,” said Charles Njogu. The works along the highway comprise the strengthening of the existing bituminous road and widening the road to three lanes dual carriageway with service roads, footpaths and street lighting. He cited the new Changamwe Roundabout-Airport Road, saying “Travel time to and from Mombasa International Airport and Standard Gauge Railway terminus from the central business district has reduced considerably.” “This has been our dream for many years. We started talking and pushing the government long ago to act on the road, which is the backbone of our economy,” added Charles Njogu.|
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We spoke with Ray Hutchinson, Managing Director of award-winning construction and fit-out contractor Gilbert-Ash about its holistic approach to building educational projects characterised by proactive ......
|Description||We spoke with Ray Hutchinson, Managing Director of award-winning construction and fit-out contractor Gilbert-Ash about its holistic approach to building educational projects characterised by proactive collaboration across a range of sectors, from education to the arts, rewarded with recognition from RIBA and the Stirling Prize judges. Gilbert-Ash was originally owned by homes giant Bovis before a management buyout in the early seventies. Sustained growth since the late eighties has allowed it to shift focus, over the last eight years, away from its home market in Northern Ireland to concentrate on Great Britain and London in particular. “We’ve experience significant growth with turnover in excess of £165m in 2017 (up from £148m in 2016). Most of that turnover has been generated from projects completed in GB and further afield through our alliance with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. We’re working with them in 40 countries around the world employing more than 180 staff,” reveals Managing Director Ray Hutchinson. With its strategy focused on landmark landscape projects such as Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre which was awarded the Stirling Prize, and the Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre and Lyric Theatre which were also shortlisted two years earlier, Gilbert-Ash complete quality construction and refurbishment work on technically challenging buildings. Among these in the education sector is the recently completed Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL, a refurbishment scheme at Eltham College and an ongoing project designed by the architect Tim Reynolds in Sevenoaks, a £22m new build science, technology and sixth form centre completing this year. “It has involved much exposed, in-situ and pre-cast concrete work alongside timber and metal acoustic panels and baffles,” explains Hutchinson, whose company are also working on a £25m project at the Royal College of Music. “Adjacent to the Royal Albert Hall its bounded on all sides,” he adds. “So, in terms of the logistics of working in a live school with around 800 students on site it’s a huge challenge removing earth from inside the space site and craning it over the top of a listed building from such a confined area.” Hutchinson maintains Gilbert-Ash couldn’t complete the projects it is involved in without being innovative to overcome the technical challenges. “We have different strands to how we work,” he reveals. “We do these landmark projects yet have also worked on many Premier Inn sites. We’ve done a number of hub hotels for them featuring significant tech. For example, when you go into a room you can use the app on your phone so the room remembers how you like your settings for heating, light etc. Most of what we do is design and build so we’re still pushing the boundaries with a BIM-enabled team of ten architects. We’re at the front end of developments in that sphere which allows us to set ourselves apart from our competitors with a portfolio of work demonstrating our diverse capabilities.” These capabilities have recently been recognised with a RIBA award for a new swimming pool at the City of London Freemen’s School. “The swimming pool itself is set in a natural environment amongst the trees and made with an entirely timber frame - whitewashed glulam frames and CLT panels - which are very carefully detailed and arranged. Effectively the pools users are swimming among the trees,” says a proud Hutchinson. Making a difference to communities while wowing awards panels is par for the course for Gilbert-Ash. Due to complete this November the company has worked extensively on the Cambridge Mosque project which will have 700 worshippers coming through its doors and, in terms of ecological sustainability, be Europe’s first eco-mosque with solar power generation, a green roof, super-insulation and also feature an underground car park. “We’re excited by the Cambridge Mosque which we feel is a potential award winner,” says Hutchinson. “A stunning curved freeform structure where the roof is supported by 32 glulam timber columns offers huge amounts of natural light flooding into the building. It’s another very unique project.” What does Hutchinson believe are the unique requirements for working successfully with educational establishments and on community buildings? “It’s key to be sympathetic to the live environment we find ourselves working in,” he says. “Effective communication is vital as many of these projects will have students being taught in situ. We always have to be very careful about how we approach them from a logistics perspective so we’re not causing undue disruption. It’s a sector which is growing and one we’re hopeful of further opportunities in… We’ve recently been appointed preferred bidder for the Central Foundation boys school at Old Street in London - another challenging, tightly bound site requiring a unique approach.” Hutchinson is passionate about the fact that, particularly with educational projects, design should not only be functional but inspire. “In 2016 we completed the works for UCL at the Bartlett School of Architecture,” he remembers. “Working in one of the most prominent and renowned architecture schools in the world, we were very conscious of the fact that the student architects were following our work so closely, we wanted to produce something that could be inspirational and drive creativity. Many of our schemes have arrived at a process which can help spark the imagination. We’re keen for our project to have that lasting legacy and stand the test of time.” Inspiring the next generation of designers and architects is part of the process for Gilbert-Ash, even when working on more standard projects. “On a Belfast Marriot hotel project, we actually used Minecraft and challenged six schools to build a hotel inside the game,” explains Hutchinson. “What we learned from the back end of that allowed a few of the ideas from the schoolchildren to find their way in to the final design. It was great to see the power of that engagement and ideas that were so good the architect worked them into the finished building.” Hutchinson believes it’s that inquisitive ethos that helps set Gilbert-Ash apart from its competitors. “We offer a partnership approach with a team hugely experienced on innovative projects, proud of the work they do but not resting on their laurels,” he asserts. “We’re not afraid to show we’re constantly learning through our efforts as a team, with a focus on collaboration and by offering forums for the opinions of all stakeholders, particularly on projects like UCL, to feed into that design process. Because everybody has a shared interest in arriving at a building which delivers inspiration in both form and function.”|
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Bahrain’s King Fahd Causeway Authority (KFCA) is inviting bids from transaction advisory services consultants to implement the transition phase of the 25km King Hamad Causeway project. Under the tend ......
|Description||Bahrain’s King Fahd Causeway Authority (KFCA) is inviting bids from transaction advisory services consultants to implement the transition phase of the 25km King Hamad Causeway project. Under the tender, KFCA said, the transaction advisor will take the form of consortium, made up of a legal, technical, and financial advisors. The latter will act as the consortium leader and should be a "recognised international financial consultancy firm" with “proven experience in accomplishing public-private partnership (PPP) financial close for major transportation projects worldwide". READ: Saudi, Bahrain say King Hamad Causeway tender to open soon The company must also be a registered corporate in either Saudi Arabia or Bahrain, with international bidders required to submit a commitment letter to complete the required registration within 180 days of the award notification date. As stipulated in a separate tender qualification document, the financial advisor must have advised on a minimum of three PPP projects in the last five years. In one instance, it must have acted as a government advisor, with work on a “major infrastructure project” also required. KFCA said 21 February 2019 is the deadline submission date, adding that a minimum of 2% bid bond valid for 90 days from the tender submission date must also be provided. READ: Saudi, Bahrain say King Hamad Causeway tender to open soon The news comes just four weeks after Saudi and Bahraini Government officials announced that a tender for consultancy services to manage the transition phase of the project would be issued imminently, as reported by Construction Week last month. Work on the bridge, estimated to cost between $3bn (BHD1.1bn; SAR11.2bn) and $4bn (BHD1.5bn; SAR15bn), will start in mid-2021 and take approximately three years to complete. A preliminary economic feasibility study and initial design work for the project has been completed, paving the way for its implementation phase.|
The Jambatan Bridge project in Malaysia now looks to be revived. The project to construct the 1.4km bridge was first proposed in 2003 but progress then stalled. However new proposals have been put for ......
|Description||The Jambatan Bridge project in Malaysia now looks to be revived. The project to construct the 1.4km bridge was first proposed in 2003 but progress then stalled. However new proposals have been put forward for the project, which would replace the existing Johor Causeway. The new link would provide an improved transport connection between Malaysia and Singapore.|
Saudi Arabian and Bahraini Government officials said a tender for King Hamad Causeway, the planned billion-dollar construction project linking both kingdoms, will be issued sometime next week. The ten ......
|Description||Saudi Arabian and Bahraini Government officials said a tender for King Hamad Causeway, the planned billion-dollar construction project linking both kingdoms, will be issued sometime next week. The tender, to be issued by King Fahd Causeway Authority, will seek consultancy services to manage the transition phase of the project. HE Nabil bin Mohammed Al Amudi, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Transport, and Bahrain’s Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, HE Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, announced the news on the sidelines of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) 2018, the high-profile investment conference under way in Riyadh, according to Bahrain News Agency (BNA). READ: Construction to begin on $4bn Saudi-Bahrain causeway in 2021 Work on the bridge, estimated to cost between $3bn (BHD1.1bn; SAR11.2bn) and $4bn (BHD1.5bn; SAR15bn), will start in mid-2021 and take approximately three years to complete, as Construction Week reported last month. A preliminary economic feasibility study and initial design work for the project has been completed, paving the way for its implementation phase. Al Amudi highlighted the “vital role” played by the leadership of both countries for initiating both the King Hamad Causeway and “associated railway projects”. BNA added in its report: “The project represents a new phase in the longstanding bilateral relationship and demonstrates both countries’ commitment to the GCC strategy to strengthen collaboration through the introduction of new and innovative projects, with examples including the GCC common market and the GCC customs union.” READ: PM Imran Khan seeks Saudi investors for Pakistan oil refineries Expected to support bilateral trade between both countries in goods and services, the causeway will run parallel to King Fahd Causeway and feature a railway line for the planned GCC-wide network, cargo trains, and vehicle lanes. The news comes amid a flurry of construction announcements made at FII 2018, which is backed by Public Investment Fund, Saudi Arabias sovereign wealth fund. More than 20 memorandums of understanding (MoUs) and agreements worth in excess of $50bn (SAR187.6bn) were signed on Day 1 of conference, some of which were described as ‘megadeals’.|
Khalid bin Abdullah directed to facilitate the procedures and the restriction of land and property Minister of Transport: The railway will extend from Khalifa Bin Salman Port to Saudi Arabia The Depu ......
|Description||Khalid bin Abdullah directed to facilitate the procedures and the restriction of land and property Minister of Transport: The railway will extend from Khalifa Bin Salman Port to Saudi Arabia The Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Ministerial Committee for Reconstruction and Infrastructure, Sheikh Khalid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, has directed the ministries and government agencies concerned to facilitate their procedures and approvals to book the future internal route of King Hamad Bridge and the land and public and private properties that will be affected. And the transfer of affected services in order to reserve the track, in order to determine the financial cost, stressing that the Kingdom of Bahrain is the King Hamad Bridge project one of the most important strategic projects to strengthen its brotherly and historical relations established with the Kingdom of Bahrain Rbia sister Saudi Arabia. This came during the meeting held yesterday in the presence of a number of officials from the ministries and relevant government agencies. For his part, Minister of Communications and Communications, Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, said that it is hoped that the project will be launched two years later at a cost of about $ 4 billion in funding and partnership with the private sector. The Kingdom of Bahrain will be connected to Saudi Arabia through a parallel bridge to King Fahd Bridge, The railway line will extend from the cargo terminal at Khalifa Bin Salman Port to the passenger terminal to be established in the Salmabad area and to the specific station in Saudi Arabia. P and the most appropriate way to finance the general framework for cooperation with the private sector, and the preparation of tender documents the concession contract for the implementation of the project, which will be ready to put the end of the year 2020. Held a meeting to follow up the developments of the project .. Khaled bin Abdullah: King Hamad Bridge is one of Bahrains most important strategic projects for its relations with Saudi Arabia A tender for the appointment of a transitional management consulting firm was launched in the fourth quarter of this year Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Ministerial Committee for Reconstruction and Infrastructure, said that the Kingdom of Bahrain regards the King Hamad Bridge project as one of its most important strategic projects that enhance its brotherly and historical relations with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. , In particular the transport of passengers and goods. "Since the High Declaration of His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and his brother the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia in 2016 on the agreement to conduct a study of the King Hamad Bridge project, The Ministerial Committee for Reconstruction and Infrastructure has made no effort to follow up the progress of the preparatory and technical work of this project, which is of interest and follow-up leadership of the two brotherly countries ». In this regard, the relevant ministries and government agencies were requested to facilitate their procedures and their approval of the future internal route of the King Hamad Bridge and to restrict the land and public and private properties that would be affected. Finance. The meeting was attended by Minister of Electricity and Water Affairs Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza, Engineer Issam bin Abdullah Khalaf, Minister of Works, Municipal Affairs and Urban Planning, Eng. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister of Communications and Communications, and a number of officials from ministries and government agencies. To discuss the latest developments and to identify the technical requirements related to the King Hamad Bridge project and the connection to the GCC railway network. During the meeting, the Deputy Prime Minister expressed his thanks for the efforts exerted by the Ministry of Communications and Communications, which heads the Bahraini side in the committee responsible for following the King Hamad Bridge project and linking the railway between the two kingdoms. Recently, the tender documents for the appointment of a consulting firm to manage the projects transitional phase have been finalized. It is hoped that the project will be launched during the last quarter of this year in cooperation with the Ministry of Transport in Saudi Arabia and the King Fahd Causeway. From next year. For his part, Minister of Communications and Communication, Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, said in a presentation during the meeting that the King Hamad Bridge project, which is expected to be launched two years later at a cost of about $ 4 billion in funding and partnership with the private sector, Saudi Arabia by a parallel bridge to the King Fahd Bridge consisting of four tracks for vehicles and two tracks of the railway. "The railway will link the cargo terminal at Khalifa Bin Salman Port to the passenger terminal to be built in the Salmabad area and up to the designated terminal in Saudi Arabia," he said. The consultancy works include determining the financial model of the project, the most appropriate ways of financing and the general framework for cooperation with the private sector, and preparing tender documents for the concession contract for the implementation of the project, which will be ready for submission by the end of 2020. It is noteworthy that the project in its integrated form will extend along 75 km in both countries, including 25 km in the sea to the King Hamad Bridge. According to a feasibility study, this project will bring significant financial and economic benefits to both countries immediately after operation.|
Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Bahrain has stated publicly that the tender for the King Hamad Causeway, a 25km road and rail bridge that will cross the Gulf of Bahrain, will be launched in six months. T ......
|Description||Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Bahrain has stated publicly that the tender for the King Hamad Causeway, a 25km road and rail bridge that will cross the Gulf of Bahrain, will be launched in six months. The estimated construction cost is between US$3 and 4 billion. The project will follow a build, operate, transfer (BOT) model. It is thought that the causeway will have three lanes in each direction, for road-users, passenger trains and freight trains, respectively. The Transport Ministers of both countries met earlier this month to discuss the project, and agreed that a coalition of consultancies will be appointed to advise the tender process during the first half of 2019. The authorities are aiming to commence the three-year construction period by mid-2021. The new causeway will be the second crossing to link the two countries across the Gulf of Bahrain. The existing King Fahd Causeway opened in 1986. An average 45,000 vehicles cross it a day, though in June this year the management recorded an unprecedented 118,000 crossings, indicating the need for alternative routes. The project has been in planning for some years. It was formally approved by the respective Kings of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia in December 2014 and a study was commissioned in December 2016. It would certainly be the largest project developed through a public-private partnership in either country. Saudi Arabia is relatively experienced in tendering PPPs, though mainly in the water and waste sector. The governments openness to broadening its use of the model is evident though, as the Ministry of Education launched a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEOI) in January this year for the design, construction, financing and maintenance of sixty schools. The utilisation of PPPs for infrastructure projects is not popular in Bahrain. This is changing. Alongside this causeway project, the government is planning to tender a multi-billion metro project to private entities next year.|
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