Kuwait’s Central Agency for Public Tenders has invited firms to bid by 19 November for the contract to build roads in South Ratqa, located in the northern part of the country close to its border with Iraq.

A pre-tender meeting is scheduled on 28 August.

Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) is the client for the scheme.

Ratqa is home to the Kuwait section of the giant Rumaila oil field in southern Iraq.

Kuwait has awarded road contracts worth $1.68bn between January and July, according to data from regional projects tracker MEED Projects.

This is under half of the overall contract value awarded in 2016, so far the best year for Kuwait’s road projects sector.

The package for road projects at South al-Mutlaa City is one of the key contracts that teh country expects to award soon. 

A team of Metallurgical and local Ali al-Kharafi & Brothers Construction of China and local Ali al-Kharafi & Brothers Construction submitted a low bid of $314m for the contract.

Kuwait road contract awards

Year

Contract value ($m)

2012

324

2013

2826

2014

862

2015

1481

2016

3950

2017

1682

Source: MEED Projects

 

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