Dubai moves deadline for tunnelling bids

21 March 2017

Infrastructure scheme is part of new stormwater network serving Jebel Ali area

The Dubai Municipality has extended the tender closing date for the main tunnel package of its planned Jebel Ali stormwater network project to 20 April.

The previous closing date was 2 April.

The 12km-long section of tunnel is also referred to as package 2. The companies prequalified to bid for the tunnelling are:

The municipality has also invited prequalified contractors to submit proposals for the main pumping station.

According to sources close to the scheme, the client has set a bid submission date of 28 May.

The stormwater tunnel network has been identified as a key project to prevent any future flooding of Al-Maktoum International airport and the surrounding area, which will include the Expo 2020 site.

The network is one of three major deep-tunnel projects Dubai Municipality is planning to undertake.

The project owner is preparing to develop two major deep-tunnel sewer networks in the Deira and Bur Dubai areas of the emirate, which will be similar to the under-construction strategic tunnel enhancement programme (STEP) project in neighbouring Abu Dhabi.

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