SYSTRA receives Special Award for design role
on iconic bridge project
received an award for its design role on the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah
Causeway – Main Link, also known as the Subiyah Bridge.
is from the Kuwait Chapter of the American Concrete Institute (ACI). At a
ceremony on 7th May, His Excellency Mr Hossam Abdullah Al-Roumi, Kuwait’s
Minister of Public Works, presented SYSTRA project director Mohamed Akraa with
the ‘Special Award for Infrastructure Project 2017’ in our capacity as the
international design consultant.
Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Causeway is one of the largest, most iconic transport
infrastructure projects in the Middle East and one of the world’s longest maritime
causeways (with the Doha link). As lead designer, SYSTRA has delivered more
than 15,000 drawings and more than 620 reports for the project.
260 SYSTRA employees from France, Korea, India and Dubai collaborated for more
than three years on the design. This award is testimony to their achievement.
Vollery, Chief International & Development Officer, said: “SYSTRA’s work on
this bridge has demonstrated our technical excellence to the world and shown
that we are capable of carrying out highly challenging engineering design
projects. I congratulate all those who have made this project such a great
success and contributed to our receiving this award.”
Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Causeway is scheduled to open at the end of 2018. It
will reduce the distance between Kuwait City and the Subiyah area from 104km to
just 36km and the journey time from around 70 minutes to less than 20 minutes.
It will facilitate the integration of the northern regions of the country with
the densely populated central and southern regions and contribute to reducing
traffic congestion on surrounding roads. The project also includes the
construction of motorway access roads on land partially reclaimed from the sea,
two artificial islands housing maintenance facilities, two ports for
administrative purposes and main administration building with its iconic
ranks 12th in the world in bridges among international design firms in the
Engineering News-Record (ENR) rankings, compiled before the acquisition of
International Bridge Technologies in 2017.
Mohamed Akraa, SYSTRA project director,
receiving the award from the Minister of Public Works, His Excellency, Mr
Hossam Abdullah Al-Roumi