Bids in for Qeshm water supply

23 November 2001

Four companies submitted bids by the 4 December deadline for the second package on the Qeshm island water supply project. The estimated $84.5 million scheme, which is financed by the Jeddah-based Islamic Development Bank (IDB), is being tendered in three packages (MEED 7:12:01).

The 12-month contract entails the design, supply and installation of a 24-inch, 9.5-kilometre subsea water pipeline between Bandar Abbas and Qeshm. The lowest bid came in at $14.2 million from the local Iran Marine Industrial Company (Sadra). The other bidders are the UK/Dutch Royal Boskalis Westminster Group, Geneva-registered Archirodon Construction (Overseas), and Valentine Maritime (Gulf) of the UAE.

The consultant on the scheme, the local Mahab Qods Consulting Engineers, is drawing up a tender evaluation report that will need to be approved by IDB. A contract award is expected by the end of January.

The bid deadline for the third package has been extended for the second time to 1 January, following requests from some of the nine prequalified contractors for more time to prepare their proposals. Package 3 covers the supply, construction and installation of a complementary water supply system, including several water-pumping stations.

The client on the project is the local Hormozgan Regional Water Company.

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