Al-Rashid, Bin Jarallah bid low for KKU

18 August 2006
King Khalid University (KKU) is evaluating bids for three packages on its proposed new Abha campus, in the south of the kingdom. The packages include a utility tunnel and two chiller plants (MEED 12:5:06).
King Khalid University (KKU) is evaluating bids for three packages on its proposed new Abha campus, in the south of the kingdom. The packages include a utility tunnel and two chiller plants (MEED 12:5:06).

The local Al-Rashid Contracting is low bidder for the largest package, involving the construction of a utility tunnel and the installation of electromechanical networks. The scope of works on the estimated

SR 325 million ($87 million) contract covers construction of a 29-kilometre-long tunnel, with a height of 9 metres and a width of 4 metres, split into 28 different sections. It will be built 6 metres underground and carry wiring and utility piping.

Al-Rashid is also low bidder with a price of about SR 142 milllion ($38 million) on the larger of two service centres to be built at either end of the utility tunnel. The local Bin Jarallah Establishment for Trading & General Contracting is the low bidder with a price of about SR 100 million ($27 million) for the other facility. The two steel structures will contain chillers and pumping plants.

Six other local companies priced the three packages. They are: Al-Harbi Trading & Contracting;

Al-Khodary Sons Company; Al-Toukhi Contracting;

El-Seif Engineering Contracting; Haif Construction; and Saudi Binladin Group (SBG). The local Saudi Consulting Services (SaudConsult) is the consultant on the two-year project.

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