The package is called 3B1.
Firms that have submitted a bid for the contract and their offers are:
- Gulf Dredging: $73m
- Julfar Contracting: $85m
- Copri Construction: $94m
- Alghanim International General Trading & Contracting: $104.6m
- Abdulmohsin al-Kharafi & Sons: $107.9m
- First Kuwaiti General Trading & Contracting: $111.6m
- Kuwait Building House: $135.9m
- Combined Group Contracting: $121.1m
- United Gulf Construction Company: $157m
- Kuwait Arab Contractors: $159m
- Ahmadiah Contracting & Trading: $200.2m
Kuwait’s Ministry of Public Works (MPW) is the project client.
Kuwait said last year that it plans to restart the procurement process for a key dredging and reclamation package for Mubarak al-Kabeer Port.
Called package 3A under the first phase of the project, the scope of the contract includes dredging works for the port basin as well as the approach channel. 10 companies specialising in marine and dredging works prequalified for the deal between 2012 and 2014. They are:
- Hyundai Engineering & Construction (South Korea)
- Penta-Ocean Construction Company (Japan)
- Sinohydro Corporation (China)
- Boskalis (Netherlands)
- China Harbour Engineering Company (China)
- Dredging International (Belgium)
- Great Lakes Dredge and Dock (US)
- Jan De Nul (Belgium)
- Rod Nielsen and National Marine Dredging Company (Denmark/UAE)
- Van Oord Dredging (Netherlands)
However, the procurement process for package 3A has not progressed since then.
Two earlier packages under the first phase of the project have already been completed. Package 1, which entails bridge soil treatment works and the construction of a road bridge, was completed last year. The contract, worth $449m, was awarded in 2006 to a team of China Harbour Engineering, Oman’s Galfar Engineering and the local Gulf Dredging.
Package 2, the construction of a container terminal and 16 berths, was completed in 2014, according to MEED Projects.