Oman’s Ministry of Regional Municipalities & Water Resources has received 10 bids for the consultancy role on its planned project to construct the Al-Khoud dam.
The Al-Khoud dam is planned to prevent flooding in the wadis that pass through the capital Muscat.
German consultant Bjoernsen submitted the lowest bid of RO1.09m ($2.83m), almost 2 per cent lower than the RO1.11m price submitted by the second lowest bidder, Atlas International Consulting Engineers.
The full list of bidders and prices is:
- Bjoernsen Consulting Engineers (Germany), RO1.09m
- Atlas International Consulting Engineers (local), RO1.11m
- Renardet & Partners (Switzerland), RO1.38m
- Eptisa Engineering (Spain), RO1.42m
- Al-Abraj Consulting Engineers (local), RO1.45m
- Sering International (local), RO1.47m
- Artelia Muscat Engineering Consultancy (local), RO1.8m
- Nespak & Partners (Pakistan), RO2.3m
- Dar al-Handasah (Lebanon), RO2.5m
- Wapcos (India), RO3.7m
While the Al-Khoud dam will be designed primarily to assist with flood protection, it will also help recharge groundwater.
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