Kuwait’s Central Agency for Public Tenders (CAPT) has invited construction companies to bid by 15 October for the contract to undertake road and facilities maintenance and minor construction works at the ports in Shuwaikh, Doha and Shuaiba.

Apart from the works at the three commercial ports, scope includes maintenance works at the storage areas of facilities owned by Kuwait Ports Authority (KPA).

A pre-tender meeting is set to take place on 28 August.

In June last year, KPA tendered a consultancy deal for developing a general strategy for the future development of the state’s major commercial ports.

The study was designed to assess the feasibility of currently proposed development and expansion projects at the ports in Shuwaikh, Shuaiba and Doha.

MEED also understands Kuwait plans to restart the procurement process for a key dredging and reclamation package for the Mubarak al-Kabeer Port on Bubiyan Island. Called package 3A under the first phase of the major seaport project, the scope includes dredging works for the port basin as well as the approach channel.

Ten companies specialising in marine and dredging works were prequalified for the deal between 2012 and 2014, before the project stalled.