Shuweihat pipeline award nears

11 November 2002

The local Pan Arab Enterprise for Pipeline Construction has been recommended for the contract to carry out the last package on the Shuweihat water transmission network project in western Abu Dhabi (MEED 2:8:02).

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).

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