Eight consultancy firms invited for the tender
Kuwaits Public Works Ministry (MPW) has invited firms to bid by 12 February 2017 for the contract to study, design and supervise the rehabilitation, construction and maintenance of the 2nd and 3rd Ring roads and Damascus Street.
Firms that have been invited to submit an offer for the contract include:
- Ineco (Spain)
- SMEC (Australia)
- Salfo & Associates (Greece)
- Parsons Brinckerhoff / WSP (US)
- CDM Smith (US/Germany)
- Engineering Consultants Group (ECG; Egypt)
- Proyapi (Turkey)
- Obermeyer (Germany)
A pre-tender meeting is scheduled on 29 December.
Some $13bn-worth of road projects are under execution in Kuwait, according to data from regional projects tracker MEED Projects. A further $7.6bn-worth of road schemes are under bid, while close to $5bn are being planned.
Kuwait has launched a multi-billion dollar scheme to upgrade its road network and address growing traffic congestion particularly in Kuwait City. It awarded about $4bn-worth of road contracts between January and November 2016, nearly twice the total value of contracts it awarded for the full year 2015.
Road projects awarded during the year include the $956m infrastructure package for the South Al-Mutlaa City, the $494m northern regional road from 6th Ring Road to Intersection 82, the $324m road works from Saad Al-Abdulla to Buhaith, and the $256m contract for road works from the 5th Ring Road to the 6th Ring road on Al-Ghouse Street.
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