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Hyundai E&C to complete work on giant Kuwait bridge this year

KUWAIT CITY, January 4, 2019

Hyundai Engineering & Construction (Hyundai E&C) will complete the world’s longest landmark bridge in Kuwait this year. It is building the Sheikh Jaber Causeway that connects Kuwait City to Subiyah New Town across Kuwait Bay.

The total length of the bridge is 48.53 km, including the 36.1-km-long main bridge and the 12.43 km-long Doha Link, another Hyundai E&C project under construction in Kuwait. It is about 7 km longer than Haiwan Bridge (41.58 km) in Qingdao, China, reported Business Korea.

In November 2013, Hyundai E&C won the $2.62-billion project along with a local company (Combined Group), said a report.

The Korean builder’s share of the project is 2.1 trillion won or 78 per cent of the total construction cost. It is the largest civil engineering project landed by a Korean contractor since the waterway order from Libya in 1984, it added.

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