Prequalifiers line up for coast guard facilities

31 January 2003
The Ministry of Public Works is expected to issue for bid in mid-February the first construction package on the project to develop new harbour stations and related facilities for the coast guard. Twelve international and local companies have been prequalified for the estimated KD 10.5 million ($35 million) contract (MEED 4:1:02; 16:11:01).

The contract covers the construction of an 840-metre-long breakwater, jetties, pontoons and quays for nine vessels and a disposal area, dredging of about 117,000 cubic metres and related civil, electrical and mechanical works. The proposed facilities will be built on Umm al-Maradem island and take 12-18 months to complete.

Two other packages are to be tendered on the project. Totalling KD 6.9 million ($23 million), the packages will involve the construction of similar facilities on the islands of Auhah and Garoh. The consultant is Denmark's Kampsax International.

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