jaber al sabah causeway

Jaber Al Sabah Causeway

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Jaber Al Sabah Causeway
Maritime Causeway
Kuwait Bay, Kuwait
2002-

Tender design
Design phase: 2002-
Construction: 2013-
Expected completion: 2018
Under construction

Length, total: 36,000 m
Main span: 200 m
Width: 27 m

Client: Kuwait Ministry of Public Works
Architect: DISSING+WEITLING architecture
Engineer: COWI
Main contractor: Hyundai Engineering and Combined Group Contracting

Renderings: DISSING+WEITLING architecture

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Jaber Al Sabah Causeway
Maritim lavbro
Kuwait-bugten, Kuwait
2002-

Design- og udbudsprojekt
Designfase: 2002-
Konstruktion: 2013-
Forventet udført: 2018
Under udførelse

Længde, total: 36.000 m
Hovedspænd: 200 m
Bredde: 27 m

Bygherre: Kuwaits ministerium for offentligt arbejde
Arkitekt: DISSING+WEITLING architecture
Ingeniør: COWI
Hovedentreprenør: Hyundai Engineering og Combined Group Contracting

Visualiseringer: DISSING+WEITLING architecture

Jaber Al Sabah Causeway

The Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah causeway project, which includes the construction of two causeway paths over the Kuwait Bay, is the world’s biggest maritime causeway project. Being undertaken by Kuwait Ministry of Public Works, the $3 billion project includes the construction of a 36-kilometre road to Subiyah - of which 27 kilometres is a marine bridge structure - and a 13-kilometre connection to Doha. The causeway will be a combination of low-level bridges, embankments and transition islands. A main bridge will span the navigation channel and a free flow interchange at the Shuwaikh Port will connect the causeway to the main road network in Kuwait City. Upon completion, the link will be the main causeway across Kuwait Bay between Kuwait City and the Subiyah area.

A signature element of the causeway is the main cable-stayed bridge featuring a 200-metre span and an arch pylon. The arch pylon will rise as a landmark in the middle of the vital navigation route of the Kuwait Bay. The project also includes two artificial islands of 30 hectares; one on the northern side and the other on the southern side of the bridge which will house maintenance and traffic emergency buildings, fueling stations and marina facilities.

Construction started in November 2013 and is scheduled to be completed by 2018. COWI carried out the preliminary engineering investigations and hired DISSING+WEITLING to assist in the development of the overall design concept and tender design for the project.