Kuwait invites firms for Bubiyan port consultancy contract

21 April 2010

Winning firm will audit designs and supervise the construction of Bubiyan port

Kuwait’s Public Works Ministry has invited seven consultants to bid for the second stage of the first phase of the estimated KD328bn ($1.14bn) Bubiyan port project.

The contract includes design audit and construction supervision services. Consultants invited to bid on the project include:

  • Ramboll Group (Denmark)
  • Aecom (US)
  • Scott Wilson (UK), Grontmij Carl Bro (Denmark)
  • Worley Parsons (Australia)
  • Moffatt & Nichol (US)
  • Mouchel (UK)
  • Halcrow (UK)

Invitation documents must be collected from the ministry by 25 April and the deadline for the submission of technical and financial documents is no later than May 25.

The ministry began re-tendering packages on port in October 2009 after three years of stagnation.

In January this year, the ministry received bids for the marine engineering works contract. The low bidder on the project was a consortium of Kuwait’s United Gulf Construction Company with South Korea’s Hyundai Engineering & Construction Company, which submitted a price of KD328m.

The design-and-build contract covers the construction of a container terminal, four berths and a 1,300-metre-long quay wall, as well as port buildings and utilities, digging and soil improvement work, and site levelling.

The ministry plans to tender a contract for dredging work at the port later in 2010.

A contract estimated at KD115.7m for a 34-kilometre road across Bubiyan Island was awarded to a local/Chinese joint venture of Gulf Dredging & Contracting, Shaheen Al-Ghanim Roads & Bridges and China Harbour Engineering Company (MEED 23:12:09).

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