Bids studied for sewerage scheme

26 September 2003
A close contest is in store for the contract to build sewage treatment and related facilities at Equaila, near the sixth ring-road (MEED 6:6:03).

The local Burhan International Contracting Company has submitted a low bid of KD 28.4 million ($94 million), followed by Copri Construction Enterprises, also local, at KD 28.7 million ($95 million). Seven local companies priced the 22-26-month contract by the mid-September deadline.

The consultant is a team of the US' Parsons Engineering Corporationwith the local Gulf Consult.The client is the Ministry of Public Works (MPW), which plans more sewage treatment projects.

Bids are also under evaluation for the contract to build a major plant at Jahra, southwest of Kuwait City (MEED 12:9:03). The local Mushrif Trading & Contracting Companyhas submitted a low bid of KD 24.8 million ($82 million) for the contract. The project centres on expanding the capacity of the treatment plant to 140,000 cubic metres a day (cm/d) from 60,000 cm/d. The three-year contract also entails the construction of an inlet/outlet channel, the demolition of an existing sludge pumping station and the construction of a new 23,000-cm/d balancing tank. The local KEO International Consultantsis the consultant.

'Over the next year, our focus on the project side will be on the construction of more sewage treatment plants, the renovation of the existing sanitary drainage and stormwater disposal systems, upgrade of pumping stations and the laying of treated water pipelines for agriculture in different areas of Kuwait,' MPW under-secretary Abdulaziz al-Kulaib told MEED in an interview on 21 September. One such site will be Wafra, in the south.

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