Contractors work on submission for Kuwait’s Mutlaa wastewater project

26 Jan 2022
Contractors work on submission for Kuwait’s Mutlaa wastewater project

Contractors are finalising proposals for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) at South Al-Mutlaa in Kuwait, with the client having extended the bid submission date to 30 January

Contractors are finalising proposals for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) at South Al-Mutlaa in Kuwait, with the client having extended the bid submission date to 30 January.

Energy & Utilities reported in November 2021 that Kuwait’s Ministry of Public Works had retendered the contract for the construction and operation and maintenance of the South Al-Mutla WWTP. The ministry initially set a bid submission date of 24 December for the EPC contract, but extended the deadline to 30 January to allow bidders more time to work on proposals.

The project is planned to involve the construction of a WWTP with a treatment capacity of 400,000 cubic metres a day (cm/d), which can be expanded in the future to 600,000 cm/d.

The Public Works Ministry first tendered the contract for the South Al-Mutla plant in August 2020 and received bids from four firms for the project. The companies which submitted proposals during the original tender were”

  • Arab Contractors-Osman Ahmed Osman & Company
  • China State Construction Engineering Corporation
  • Kuzu Toplu Konut insaat
  • Mohammed Abdulmoshin Al-Kharafi & Sons for General Trading

 The WWTP is planned to cover a total area of 1,101,000 square metres. The plant will be designed to treat the municipal wastewater received from main gravity line 2400mm diameter of catchment area of Al-Mutla housing project.

For the original tender, the scope of work included construction and operation and maintenance of:

  • Lifting station
  • Treatment plant
  • Data Monitoring Centre (DMC)
  • Treatment sludge, storage and transport
  • Tanker Stations (filling and discharge) and other associated works

The project is expected to take 42 months complete, with the initial operation and maintenance contract expected to be for the first 24 months of operation.

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