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10 Bahrain projects you should get involved in

October 29, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

1. Bahrain Rail Network

Client: Bahrain Ministry of Works and Housing

Estimated Value: USD 13,000 million

Schedule: Start Jun 2011 End Dec 2030

Scope:   The project calls for the design and construction of 184-km rail network in Bahrain by three phases. Scope of work will include a mix of light rail trains, monorails, trams and other systems. It will be linked to the Bahrain-Qatar Causeway, which will carry a railway as well as a road. The project will be executed in 3 phases and will include 6 rail links. Phase 1 consists of a 23 km long section of the monorail including the “Green Line”, a Light Rail Transit (LRT) system that extends from Juffair through Manama to Seef district, and the “Red Line”, a tramway that extends from Bahrain International Airport through the Diplomatic Area to Seef district.
Line 1 (red) links the airport, Manama, Isa, Refa and Qatar Bahrain causeway
Line 2 (brown) links Manama, Salmabad, Hamad, the University and Bahrain Circle
Line 3 (green) links Jufair, Manama, Seef and Badea
Line 4 (blue) links Jufair, Al Fateh Street, Northern Islands, Northern city and Badea
Line 5 (orange) links Hi8dd, the airport, Sheikh Hamad Street, King Faisal Sgtreet and Diar Island
Line 6 (pink) links Hamad City, Refa, Isa, Sitra and South Manama

 2. @ Bahrain

Client: Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company

Estimated Value: USD 3,500 million

Schedule: Start Mar 2010 End Mar 2014

Scope:   The project calls for design and construction of a business, technology, retail and leisure city to be built alongside the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir. The development will feature a 10,000 retractable seating arena, 75,000 square metre exhibition centre, 25,000 square metre convention centre, interactive technology centre, research institute, technology park as well as three, four- and five-star hotels.

 3. Qatar Bahrain Causeway (Friendship Bridge)

Client: Qatar Government – Bahrain Government

Estimated Value: USD 3,000 million

Schedule: Start Mar 2009 End Jun 2015

Scope:   The project will involve the construction of 40 kilometres (km.) double-lane causeway between Qatar and Bahrain. The development will include bridge structures covering 20 kilometres (km.) and another 20 kilometres (km.) of embankments. It will start at Askar Village in Bahrain and end at Ras Ashiraj, 5km from Zubarah in Qatar. The project will also include 17,000 (sq. m.) land area for buildings and 600,000 (sq. m.) land for green areas.

4. Water Garden City

Client: Albilad Real Estate Investment Company

Estimated Value: USD 3,000 million

Schedule: Start Apr 2010 End Apr 2015

Scope:   The project calls for the design and construction of 2,200,000 square meter (sq.m.) mixed-used development. The development will include residential buildings, hotels, a beach park and marina, schools, shopping outlets, leisure and retail facilities. The Water Garden City will be located in a convenient location close to the Bahrain International Airport.

5. Equestrian Sports City

Client: Bahrain Ministry of Finance & National Economy (MoFNE)

Estimated Value: USD 1,500 million

Schedule: Start Dec 2010 End Dec 2013

Scope:   The project calls for design and construction of Equestrian Sports City in Sakhir with covering land area of 3.7 million square meters (sq. m.). Scope of work will include an equestrian complex, horse racing track, equestrian museum, horse health and breeding center, golf course, tennis courts, hotels, malls, restaurants, gyms, cinemas, theatres, and residential buildings and villas.

6. Qatar Bahrain Transrapid Train

Client: Qatar Government – Bahrain Government

Estimated Value: USD 1,500 million

Schedule: Start Dec 2010 End Jul 2014

Scope:   The project calls for design, supply, construction and operation of a Trans rapid magnetic levitation fast track train between Bahrain and Doha in Qatar. There will be two rail tracks on the left side of the 40 kilometers causeway, one for a passenger train with a maximum speed of 160 kilometer per hour and the other for a 120 kilometer per hour freight train. The line will be part of Qatar’s national rail system. Later, the project could be part of an 800 kilometres (km) corridor linking Bahrain, Qatar and the UAE. The train will use non-contact electromagnetic levitation. Accordingly, it will hover, not roll. It will have no wheels, axles or transmissions. The track is alternatively proposed to run on the planned Qatar Bahrain causeway, which will extend from Askar Village in Bahrain to Ras Ashiraj, 5km from Zubarah in Qatar.

7. Bahrain Science and Technology Park

Client: Kuwait Finance House (KFH)

Estimated Value: USD 1,000 million

Schedule: Start Dec 2010 End Dec 2013

Scope:   The project calls for the design and construction of a two million square meters (sq. m.) Science and Technology Park in in the south of Bahrain to provide information, services, studies & researches that deals with learning, training & environmental aspects. The scope of work will include learning, training, scientific research units, residential buildings and infrastructure work.

8. Hidd Integrated Steel Complex

Client: Foulath & Yamato JV

Estimated Value: USD 1,000 million

Schedule: Start Sep 2009 End Jun 2011

Scope:   The project calls for design and construction of 1.6 million tonnes-a-year (t/y) steel plant in the Hidd Industrial Area in Bahrain.

9. Nomas Towers

Client: Nomas Enterprises

Estimated Value: USD 800 million

Schedule: Start Jun 2010 End Dec 2012

Scope:   The project calls for design and construction of tourism city. The project will be located in Al Fateh suburb in the eastern area of Bahrain. The project will be built on 35,000 square metres (sq. m) land area. The city will include four mixed use towers with residential apartments, offices and beacons, consisted of 60 storeys. The city will also include 5 stars hotel, entertainment city, nautical club, boats and yachts anchorage, three storeys for commercial shops, entertainment recreational, and waterfront office.

10. North Bahrain New Town (NBNT) – Phase 1

Client: Bahrain Ministry of Works and Housing

Estimated: Value USD 800 million

Schedule: Start Sep 2010 End Sep 2013

Scope:   The project calls for the design and construction of 1,500 housing units from a total of 15,000 housing-units required at North Bahrain New Town (NBNT) development.
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