The local Mechanical Engineering & Contracting Company (MECC) and Heavy Engineering Industries & Shipbuilding Company (Heisco) have submitted the lowest priced bids for two pipeline construction deals in Kuwait, worth more than $425m.

MECC submitted a bid of KD77.25m ($273.2m), beating rival proposals from six other local engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firms for a deal to build a network of flowlines and associated works in the southeast of Kuwait.

Heisco submitted a price of KD42.9m ($157m) for a separate deal to build flowlines in the west of Kuwait, beating proposals from eight other firms.

Both sets of bids were submitted to state-upstream operator, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) on 22 October bid round through the country’s Central Tenders Committee.

South East Kuwait flowlines bidders KDm $m
Mechanical Engineering & Contracting Company 77.25 273.23
Combined Group Contracting Company 80.49 284.69
Heavy Engineering Industries & Shipbuilding Company 81.35 287.73
Consolidated Contractors Company 83.55 295.51
Al Khadda International General Trading & Contracting Company 86.36 305.45
Al Dar Trading & Contracting Company 86.45 305.78
Gulf Spic General Trading & Contracting Company 95.00 336.01
Source: CTC
West Kuwait flowlines bidders KDm $m
Heavy Engineering Industries & Shipbuilding Company 44.39 157.02
Arabi Energy and Technology Company 48.55 171.71
Mechanical Engineering & Contracting Company 53.18 188.10
Al Khadda International 44.97 159.06
Mushrif Trading & Contracting Company 46.95 166.07
Combined Group Contracting Company 51.30 181.45
Gulf Spic General Trading & Contracting Company 52.31 185.01
Consolidated Contractors Company 42.92 151.81
Al Dar Trading & Contracting Company 46.61 164.85
Source: CTC