Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) awarded in mid July the Ras Laffan pipeline contract to the UAE's Mabani Company. Valued at QR 255 million ($70 million), the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract involves the installation of 160 kilometres of pipeline, ranging in diameter from 250 millimetres to 1,200 millimetres, and a pumping station. The largest component in the pipeline network will be a 65-kilometre stretch of 1,200-millimetre-diameter pipe (MEED 21:6:02).
Mabani, along with the UAE's Al-Hamed Development & Constructionand Egypt's Societe Egyptienne d'Entreprises (Mokhtar Ibrahim), submitted final prices for the two-year contract in late June. The three were shortlisted from a list of 11 international contractors, which had their commercial bids opened in mid June.
Egypt's Dr Ahmed Abdel-Warith Consulting Engineersprepared the pipeline's basic designs and tender documents.
The pipeline is being laid to transport water from the 750-MW, 40 million-gallon-a-day Ras Laffan independent water and power project (IWPP), which is currently under construction (MEED 17:5:02).