The first lot calls for the construction of five pumping stations at Shubaishi with a 3,060-cubic-metre-an-hour pumping capacity and associated works. The package also includes construction of a 70-kilometre-long, 1.6-metre-diameter water pipeline linking Shubaishi with Al-Ain South West.
The second lot will see construction of a pumping station with the same specifications at Al-Ain South West. A 50-kilometre-long, 1.6-metre-diameter water pipeline to connect Al-Ain South West with Um Ghafa is also included in the lot along with the construction of a 50 million-gallon reservoir at Um Ghafa and a 10 million-gallon reservoir at Al-Ain South West.
The project is scheduled to take 24 months to complete. Penspen International
and Hyder Consulting
, both of the UK, are acting as consultants on the scheme.
The bid deadline for the contract to build the transmission network between Mussafah and Shubaishi has been extended to 7 November. About seven companies have been invited to submit joint financial and technical bids for the construction of a 56-kilometre-long water pipeline with a diameter of 1.6 metres and associated works.
ADWEA is evaluating technical bids on two other water projects. Nine companies have submitted bids to build the 28-kilometre-long, 1.2-metre-diameter pipeline between Mussafah and Wadba: an award is due in early November. ADWEA is also expected to award at about the same time the project to build a 70-kilometre pipeline between Jebel Dhanna and Delma (MEED 1:8:04).