The 550-m Signature Bridge of the Busaiteen Link.

A joint venture of Nass Contracting Company and Nassir Hazza Al Subaie for Contracting has secured the order for the Busaiteen Link Package 3, while leading regional project developers and construction majors have submitted bids for Package 4 of the major highway project, which forms part of Bahrain’s fourth Manama-Muharraq Crossing.

Nass Contracting Company, a unit of Bahrain-based industrial conglomerate Nass Corporation, has announced that its joint venture has sealed the contract valued at BD37.23 million ($98 million) for Package 3 with the Bahrain Ministry of Works.

The scope of work includes roads for Muharraq Ring Road Phase Two (from Junction 1 to Junction 4), said Nass Contracting Company in its filing to Bahrain Bourse.

The project, which is being funded by Saudi Fund for Development, is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2025.

 As per the deal, the Nass-Nassir Hazza JV will be constructing a 8.3-km-long dual four-lane main highway, 2.4 km of associated dual carriageway, three storm surface water lifting stations and providing adjustment to airport runway approach lights, in addition to all associated works.

This comes close on the heels of major contractors having submitted bids for Package 4 of the project.

Those in the race are Bahraini heavyweights – Almoayyed Contracting, Haji Hassan Group and Cebarco as well as Saudi-based Al Rashid Trading and Contracting and Al Yamama Company for Trading and Contracting and Six Construct, a subsidiary of top Belgian construction company Besix.

The project scope includes development of Busaiteen Link (Junctions 4 to Junction 5), Signature Bridge and related approach ramps, and a loop road bridge connecting the new Busaiteen Link to Phase One of the existing North Manama Causeway, according to Bahrain Tender Board.

The 550-m Signature Bridge, suspended 93 m above sea level, is an extension of the 7.8-km-long North Muharraq Highway project which also includes the 4.2-km-long Muharraq Ring Road. It will connect north Busaiteen and Bahrain Bay.