Called C-1, the package is expected to be issued for bid by the end of May. The first element on the package calls for the construction of a water complex with three 55 million-gallon-a-day (g/d) underground reservoirs, blending and water treatment facilities and pumping stations. It also entails site preparation, the construction of access roads, an administrative building, related infrastructure and landscaping. Sixteen companies have prequalified to submit bids.

The second element covers the supply and installation of a control system and related mechanical and electrical works at the water complex. Eleven companies are prequalified for the contract.

The 30-month water storage and distribution project will be tendered in at least four packages. It involves the supply and installation of up to 96 million g/d of water to residents and industrial users in Subiya and Mutla in northern Kuwait, and west Funaitees, south of Kuwait City.

The consultant for the estimated KD 145 million ($467 million) scheme is Binnie & Partners (Overseas), part of the UK’s Binnie Black & Veatch.

Water will be supplied into the network from the proposed Subiya plant, which is out to tender among international contractors (MEED 15:3:02).