Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa) is about to award a major contract to expand the Mushrif water reservoir by 180 million gallons.
Mammut Building Systems from the UAE is the favourite to win the contract after submitting the lowest bid of AED620m ($169m).
Mammut’s bid is more than 10 per cent lower than the second lowest bid of AED683m ($186m) submitted by Gulf Petrochemical Services & Trading from Oman.
Both companies expect to take 15 months to expand the reservoir.
The third-lowest bid of AED700m ($190.7m) was submitted by India’s Nagarjuna Construction Company, which estimated that the job would take 21 months.
Five other local and international companies bid for the contract.
United Engineering Construction (UNEC), a UAE company, built the reservoir’s second and third phases in 2001 (MEED 7:9:01).