Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) has issued a tender for a project to construct a water treatment centre in North Kuwait.

The tender was issued on 19 October and the deadline for bids is 11 January 2015.

Details of the scope of the scheme have yet to be published.

The new tender comes one month after KOC awarded a contract to Dubai-based enegineering, procurement and constrruction (EPC) company Dodsal for an effluent water treatment and injection plant in North Kuwait.

Bids for the project were submitted in February, but the contract was not awarded until 15 September.

The delay was due to complications caused by all bids coming hundreds of millions of dollars above the scheme’s original $300m budget, according to an industry source.

Dodsal was the low bidder on the scheme, with a submitted price of $946m.

The planned facility is to be located between the Sabriyah and Raudatain fields. It will consist of an effluent water treatment plant with a capacity of 950,000 barrels a day (b/d) of water and an injection facility with a capacity of 500,000 b/d. It will also include a network of balance tanks that will receive effluent water from various gathering centres.

Dodsal says it has begun engineering work on the project.