Mushrif submits lowest bid for Kuwait water project

11 October 2015

Seven contractors submitted bids for the treated sewage effluent (TSE) network project

The local Mushrif Trading & Contracting submitted the lowest bid for a contact to construct a treated sewage effluent (TSE) network and reservoirs in Kuwait.

Kuwait’s Ministry of Public Works (MPW) received seven bids for the contract.

Mushrif’s bid of KD74.9m ($247.8m) was 3.2 per cent lower than the KD77.3m price submitted by the second lowest bidder, KCC Engineering & Contracting Company.   

The third to fifth bids were all close together, ranging from KD77.85m to KD77.98m.

The complete list of bidders and prices is:

  • Mushrif Trading & Contracting (local), KD74.899m
  • KCC Engineering & Contracting (local), KD77.300m
  • Kharafi National Company (local), KD77.852m
  • Canar Trading & Contracting (local), KD77.947m
  • MA Kharafi (local), KD77.987m
  • Combined Group Contracting (local), KD78.972m
  • Greenline General Trading & Contracting (UAE/local), KD80.958m

The bids were for the installation of TSE networks and reservoirs in project area D1, which is west of Kuwait City and bordered by Ghazali Expressway to the east, the Jahra area to the west, Kuwait Bay to the north and the 7th Ring Road to the south. The project will involve the construction of an irrigation network using treated sewage effluent (TSE) for public gardens and parks, military camp landscaping and natural reserves.

The contract will involve the construction of sixteen reservoirs at various locations in the project area. The work will also involve constructing two larger reservoirs, each with a capacity of 170,000 square metres (sqm), and a pumping station and a connection to Abdally farms, close to the Iraqi border.

The scheme is the latest of a number of major sewage projects that the Ministry of Public Works (MPW) is pushing ahead with.

In September, MEED reported that the ministry had awarded three contracts for sewage infrastructure projects worth a total of about $261.6m.

The largest of these is a KD46m ($152m) contract awarded to the local Kharafi National to build a treated water transmission line from the data management centre to the Wafra pumping station in Kuwait City.

The second-largest deal was let to the local Combined Group Contracting Company to build sewage infrastructure in the Andalous area. The contract value is about KD19.3m.

For the third scheme, the local Green Line Contracting was awarded a KD13.8m contract to build sewage infrastructure in the Gharnata and Sabah al-Naser areas. The Andalous and Gharnata to Sabah al-Naser projects are part of the 15thphase of the ministry’s programme to expand and upgrade its sanitary network.

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