Umm al-Maradem coastguard job goes for bid

25 February 2003
Bids are due to be returned by 13 April for the first construction package on the project to develop new harbour stations and related facilities for the coastguard (MEED 4:1:02; 16:11:01).

Twelve international and local companies are prequalified to bid for the estimated KD 10.5 million ($35 million) contract (MEED 31:1:03).

The contract covers the construction of an 840-metre-long breakwater, jetties, pontoons, quays for nine vessels and a disposal area, dredging of about 117,000 cubic metres and related civil, mechanical and electrical 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 7 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; the client is the Ministry of Public Works.

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