The local Mushrif Trading & Contractingis the low bidder for the Abdali works at KD 26.4 million ($85 million) – about 1.5 per cent lower than the next price of KD 26.8 million ($86.2 million) quoted by United Gulf Construction Company (UGCC), also local. Seven contractors priced the four-year contract.

The scope of work calls for the construction of a pumping station at the existing data-monitoring centre, an administration building at Abdali city, eight water storage tanks at Jileeb al-Shuwaikh, six at Jahra and four at south Doha, and related electrical and mechanical works.

The contract also includes the supply and installation of some 60 kilometres of steel pipes, and a 250-kilometre-long water distribution network in Abdali city. The consultant is the local Gulf Consult.

The second contract covers the supply and installation of a pumping station at Mushrif; the construction of slope lines at Subhan, south Surrah and Fahaheel, of a total length of about 100 kilometres; and installation of a 40-kilometre pressure line between Mushrif and Ardiya.

UGCC is the low bidder for the Mushrif contract, which six companies priced in total. Its offer of KD 42.8 million ($137.8 million) is some 4.7 per cent cheaper than the next quote. The consultant on the three-year project is the local KEO International Consultants, with the US’ Metcalf & Eddy (MEED 9:11:01).