Besix Group in a joint venture with the Haji Hassan Group has won a $265m contract to build the North Manama Causeway in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Orascom Construction Industries, which owns 50% of Besix, said the group’s share of the contract will be $203m of the total contract value.

The project includes building a 2.42km causeway road, reconstruction of a 1.6km existing road and road access between Bahrain financial harbor and Bahrain business bay.

Belgium-based Besix Group is also expected to upgrade the King Faisal highway and the al-Fateh junction.

The project is scheduled for completion during the second quarter of 2013.