China’s CSCEC wins $580m Kuwait “university city” contract

Kuwait’s Central Tenders Committee has awarded a $580m contract to China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) to build part of a large university campus in the Gulf state.

Announced last month, the deal sees CSCEC’s Middle East unit build, operate and maintain the administration facilities for the Sabah Al-Salem University City, Kuwait University, CSCEC said.

The project consists of seven buildings, having what CSCEC called special and unique shape, including an administration building, grand mosque, cultural centre, convocation hall, conference centre, library and visitor centre.

The administration facilities are the main gateway to the campus, and have light lacy screens, which CSCEC said result in "a very harmonious interactive dramatic effect between the light and shadow".

Sabah Al-Salem University City of Kuwait University is masterplanned as one of the largest campuses in the world, CSCEC said.

It is the second package of major building tenders secured by CSCEC Middle East.

Image: Artist’s render of Sabah Al-Salem University City (CSCEC)

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