Bids studied for Abu Dhabi waste disposal plant

10 October 2003
Bids are under evaluation at Abu Dhabi Municipality for the first two packages on the project to construct an integrated solid waste recycling and treatment project (MEED 2:5:03; 31:8:01).

The local Sedco General Contracting with Dragon and ESI, both of the US,has submitted a low bid of AED 109 million ($30 million) for package 1. Seven companies priced the package.

Package 1 involves the construction of two landfill sites for solid and hazardous waste disposal at Al-Dhafra, redemption and closure of the existing facility and the establishment of a tyre-shredding plant. The new landfills, to be built over over 224,060 square metres, will have a single composite lining system for the solid waste and a double lining for hazardous waste.

For package 2, the local Al-Khaleej Company for Waste Managementhas submitted a low bid at AED 125 million ($34 million). Six companies submitted bids for the contract. Package 2 calls for the construction of a hazardous liquid waste treatment unit, a solid waste management centre and two transfer stations at Mafraq. The 250,000-litre-a-day liquid hazardous plant will incorporate a solidification unit, a waste incinerator and a drum/container processing facility.

The consultant is the US/local Globex/Citiconsult. The construction period will be about 18 months for the landfills and 24-30 months for the recycling unit and compost plant.

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