MPW pushes ahead with sewerage projects

26 April 2002

The Ministry of Public Works (MPW) has awarded more than $570 million-worth of contracts to local companies for work in the sewerage sector.

The biggest recipient is the local Mohamed Abdulmohsin Kharafi & Sons, whichhas been awarded two contracts worth a total of KD 89.7 million ($289 million). The larger of the two contracts, worth KD 59.8 million ($192 million), covers the design, construction and maintenance of a sanitary drainage network at Shuwaikh industrial zone and the supply and installation of a pumping station near Shuwaikh port. The consultant is the local KEO International Consultants.

Kharafi's second contract, worth KD 29.9 million ($96 million), covers the renovation of about 150 kilometres of wastewater network in Rumathia and Salmiya. The consultant is Lebanon's Associated Consulting Engineers (MEED 5:10:01).

The ministry has also awarded two contracts for the construction of water distribution complexes and related facilities at Mushrif and Abdali. The larger of the two, worth KD 42.8 million ($138 million), has gone to the local United Gulf Construction Company. It covers the supply and installation of a pumping station at Mushrif; the construction of slope lines at Subhan, south Surrah and Fahaheel, of a total length of about 100 kilometres; and the installation of a 40-kilometre pressure line between Mushrif and Ardiya. The consultant on the three-year project is KEO, with the US' Metcalf & Eddy.

The second, worth KD 26.4 million ($85 million), has been awarded to the local Mushrif Trading & Contracting Company. The four-year contract calls for the construction of a pumping station at Abdali, an administration building, 18 water storage tanks, and the installation of some 60 kilometres of steel pipes, and a 250-kilometre water distribution network in Abdali City. The consultant is the local Gulf Consult(MEED 4:1:02; 9:11:01).

The local Burhan Kuwait Trading & Contracting Company has also been awarded a KD 21.8 million ($70 million) contract involving the renovation of over 100 kilometres of the existing sewerage network in Salwa. The 32-month contract includes the installation of 92 kilometres of concrete pipe (MEED 15:6:01).

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