SSH Bahrain, in partnership with Hyder Consulting, has recently been awarded the engineering consultancy services for the design of the road and bridges as part of the widening and upgrading of the Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Al Sabah (SJAS) Highway by the Ministry of Works Municipalities and Urban Planning. This project is selected for implementation by utilising a contribution from the state of Kuwait through Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development as part of GCC Marshall Fund to Kingdom of Bahrain.
The project aims to reduce traffic congestion and delays during peak hours by upgrading the current highway to a motorway standard. This responds to both the increase in car ownership and the rapid growth in the Kingdom’s population from 1.4 million to an estimated 2.4 million residents by 2030. The design will also cater to changes in the traditional growth areas across the country, including large scale land-reclamation, landmark real estate and tourism developments.
SJAS forms part of the strategic North-South link, connecting Manama, Sitra Industrial Area, Alba Plant and the Southern Governorate. It will also form part of the Future International Transportation Corridor with the possible Bahrain-Qatar Causeway.
The services are divided into three phases. Phase one consists of comprehensive traffic and transportation studies for widening and upgrading the highway to an uninterrupted motorway. Phase two includes preliminary and detailed design for the 4-lane dual carriageway, pedestrian and vehicular bridges, grade separators, tunnels and underpasses, service roads, and slip lanes. Phase three, subject to award, is for construction implementation and supervision services.
SSH is one of the leading master planning, infrastructure, building design, construction supervision and project management firms in the Middle East, with a reputation for design integrity and a portfolio that includes landmark projects throughout the region. The firm maintains offices in Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Bahrain, Algeria, South Africa and London. Founded in 1961, we have completed more than 1,000 projects, are ranked 3rd architecture company in the Middle East and amongst the top 100 Architects in the World by World Architecture Magazine.
SSH’s multifaceted practices include: architecture, urban design and planning, structural and civil engineering, MEP/ building services, interior design, highway and bridge engineering, storm water drainage, utility design, sanitary engineering, marine engineering and district cooling, in addition to high-profile project management and construction supervision services. We have vast experience in a wide range of building types, from residential and commercial, retail and leisure, healthcare, education, high-rise, convention and cultural centres, to theatres and opera houses.