The Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Al Sabah Causeway Link Inauguration
The Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Al Sabah Causeway Link was inaugurated on 1 May 2019 under the patronage of Kuwait’s Emir his Excellency Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah and South Korea’s Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon.
SSH is honoured to have been appointed local infrastructure and construction supervision consultant by lead consultant Dar Al Handasah on the full Causeway scheme.
The causeway is one of the largest infrastructure projects undertaken in the GCC region and is built as a strategic highway by Kuwait’s Public Authority for Roads & Transportation (PART), which is also the project owner, to connect planned areas for development north of Kuwait City.
The 48km Causeway Link is predominately a marine bridge that crosses the south of Kuwait Bay linking it to the future Kuwaiti financial hub, Silk City and comprises two distinct elements:
•The Main Causeway across Kuwait Bay links the Shuwaikh Port area on the south side of the bay to the Subiyah New Town area to the north. The total length of the Main Causeway is 36km, of which 27km is a marine bridge structure. The Main Causeway total length enables it to become one of the longest sea bridges in the world.
•The Doha Link crosses the south of Kuwait Bay linking Shuwaikh Port with the Doha motorway. The Doha Link is 13km long and predominantly comprises a marine bridge structure.
Construction procurement for the project was on a design-and-build basis. Dar Al Handasah, supported by SSH as its local consultant, was appointed undertake a review of the contractor’s design and site supervision services. The consultancy agreement was signed by Kuwait’s Ministry of Public Works (MPW) on 18 November 2013 with the duration of the services spanning 60-month construction and 12-month maintenance periods.
Construction of the Doha Link portion of Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah Causeway was completed in January 2019.