KUWAIT - FAHAHEEL MOTORWAY

Tekfen Job No:

80

Location:

Kuwait City, Kuwait

Client:

Ministry of Public Works, Kuwait

Contractor:

Tekfen Construction and Installation Co., Inc. - Sangamo Group (USA) J.V.

Tekfen Portion:

50%

Commencement:

17/01/1978

Completion:

12/06/1981

The project, being the first international experience of Tekfen, was accomplished successfully according to the given schedule while complying with the highest quality standards.


The scope of the Kuwait Fahaheel Motorway Project covered the following:

12,3 km of detours,
10,2 km 6 - 8 lanes motorway,
21 km of spur roads (C - D roads, frontage roads, ramps, loops, etc.),
Approximately 2.150.000 m3 of earth movement, 400.000 t of asphalt,
2,8 km reinforced concrete twin storm water box culvert (7,3 m x 3,65 m),
20 km of concrete storm-water drainage pipes (different sizes 0,4 - 2,0 m dia, 700 drainage pits and manholes),
3 interchanges with 9 post-tensioned concrete box bridges, spans 80 - 100 m,
1 pedestrian over crossing and 1 pedestrian under crossing,
4 different size retaining walls, heights 2,6 - 8,0 m (total concrete was approximately 70.000 m3, total steel used 6.750 t),
All related motorway lighting (10 m, 16 m, 30,5 m masts), all electrical works, fencing (12 km), automatic irrigation piping network, area landscaping (70.000 m2) and traffic signalization at 7 junctions.