Bids in for Subiya C-3 pipe package

20 September 2002

Twelve contractors bid on 10 September for two options on the C-3 pipeline package of the Subiya water storage and distribution scheme. The local United Gulf Construction Companyis the lowest of eight bidders at KD 29.8 million ($99 million) for the ductile iron pipe option.

Bids ranged up to KD 38.8 million ($129 million). Athens-based Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC), which was one of the prequalifiers for the package, had its bid rejected. All the contractors that bid priced the work with a foreign partner (MEED 21:6:02).

Four contractors priced the second option for seamed cast iron pipe. Kuwait Shipbuilding & Repair Yard Companyis the low bidder at KD 17.3 million ($57.6 million). Bids ranged up to KD 23.6 million ($78.6 million). C-3 covers the supply and installation of a 53-kilometre-long, 1.2-metre-diameter pipeline from Subiya to Multa. Binnie & Partners (Overseas), part of UK-based BinnieBlack & Veatch, is the consultant for the entire scheme.

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