Bids opened for Subiya package

06 September 2002

China Genzhouba Construction Group Corporation for Water Resources & Hydropower has submitted a low bid of KD 33.1 million ($106 million) for the C-1 package on the proposed Subiya water storage and distribution scheme. Its offeris some 3 per cent lower than the next price of KD 34.2 million ($110 million) submitted by Egypt's Arab Contractors (Osman Ahmed Osman & Company - MEED 2:8:02; 10:5:02).

The C-1 package covers the construction of a water complex with three 55 million-gallon-a-day underground reservoirs, blending and water treatment facilities and pumping stations. It also involves site preparation, the construction of access roads, an administrative building, related infrastructure and landscaping.

The 30-month water storage and distribution project is being tendered in four packages.

The client is the Ministry of Electricity & Water, which has extended the deadline until 10 September for the submission of bids on the C-3 package. The contract covers the installation of a 53-kilometre, 1.2-metre-diameter pipeline which will supply water from Subiya to Mutla.

The consultant for the estimated KD 145 million ($467 million) scheme is Binnie & Partners (Overseas), part of the UK's Black & Veatch(MEED 28:6:02; 10:5:02). Water will be supplied into the network from the proposed Subiya distillation plant (see above).

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