Estimated to be worth AED 191 million ($52 million), package E covers the supply and installation of 110 kilometres of pipeline from Shuweihat to Sila. The consultant on the Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority package is Italy’s Italconsult.

In mid-June a Japanese group headed by Marubeni Corporationand including Taisei Corporation was awarded a $781 million contract to carry out packages A, B, C and D.Packages A and B are for the supply and installation of 250 kilometres of ductile iron pipe with capacity of 100 million gallons a day (g/d). Packages C and D are for the construction of pumping stations. It also involves the construction of storage tanks at Mirfa and Mussafah, a sub-contract for which has been recently awarded to CBI Eastern Anstalt, part of the US’ Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (CBI).

The pipeline networks will serve the Shuweihat independent water and power project (IWPP), which involves the construction of a 1,500-MW, 100 million-g/d grassroots plant on a build-own-operate (BOO) basis (MEED 17:5:02).