Hyundai Engineering & Construction of South Korea yesterday completed the $2.6bn, 36km Sheikh Jaber causeway that links Kuwait City and the Subiyah area across Kuwait Bay.
The completion was marked by a ceremony attended by Korean prime minister Lee Nak-yon and Kuwait’s emir, Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah.
The project is part of the country’s Silk City infrastructure scheme, which aims to link the Gulf to central Asia and Europe.
Hyundai E&C won the project along with Kuwait’s Combined Group Contracting, in which it holds a 78% stake.â€¨â€¨The causeway, which was built after 66 months of construction, shortens the travel time between the capital city and Subiyah from 90 minutes to lass than half an hour.
Construction involved building 330,000 sq m of artificial islands and a 340m asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge.
Image: The Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Causeway (Hyundai E&C)