Kuwait’s Central Tenders Committee (CTC) has again pushed back the submission deadline for the estimated $250m deal to build a series of high pressure crude oil pipelines in the north of the country, by two weeks to 2 May from 18 April.

Bids for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) deal were originally due to be submitted on 23 March, but Kuwait Oil Company decided to push back the deadline, although it did not disclose the reason.

The winning firm will build a series of high pressure 30-inch crude oil pipelines for the company at its facilities in the Jurassic field in the north of the country.

Due to be completed in the middle of 2012, the Jurassic flowlines project has been subject to numerous delays since it was first tendered in May 2009 (MEED 15:03:10).

Companies prequalified to bid on the deal include:

  • Al-Khadda International General Trading (Kuwait)
  • Al-Dar Engineering & Construction Company (Kuwait)
  • Alghanim Combined General Trading & Contracting Company (Kuwait)
  • Almeer Technical Services Company (Kuwait)
  • Combined Group Contracting Company (Kuwait)
  • Consolidated Contractors Company (Athens-based)
  • Gulf Spic General Trading & Contracting Company (Kuwait)
  • Heavy Engineering Industries & Shipbuilding Company (Kuwait)
  • Kharafi National (Kuwait)
  • Mechanical Engineering & Contracting Company (Kuwait)
  • Mohammed Abdulmohsin al-Kharafi & Sons (Kuwait)
  • Mushrif Trading & Contracting Company (Kuwait)