The Ministry of Electricity & Water has invited prequalified firms to bid by 14 April for the contract to build five potable water lines between Mina Abdulla and West Funaitees.
The prequalifiers, all local, are Al-Dar Engineering & Construction Company, Arabi Energy & Technology Company, Arab Kuwait Contractors Company: Burhan International Construction Company, Canar Trading & Contracting Company: Combined Group; Copri Construction Enterprises, KCC Engineering & Contracting Company, Kharafi National, Kuwait Company for Process Plant Construction & Contracting, Sai General Trading & Contracting, and United Gulf Construction Company.
The joint venture of Kuwait’s Combined Group and Japan’s Marubeni Corporation is the frontrunner for the KD71m ($243m) contract to build the associated pumping stations at Al-Zour and Mina Abdulla (MEED 15:2:09).
The work, which is expected to take three years, involves the construction of a pumping station at Al-Zour in the south of the state, with capacity of 250 million gallons a day (g/d), and a pumping station at Mina Abdulla, 46 kilometres south of Kuwait City, with capacity of 350 million g/d.
The consultants on the scheme are Japan’s NJS Consulting Engineers and the local Al-Dawailah Engineering Consultants.