The Ministry of Public Works of Kuwait has retendered the contract for the operation, maintenance and construction of a new sewage plant, the South Al-Mutla wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), reports Energy & Utilities.
According to Utilities, the project is worth $577 million. The facility will have a treatment capacity of 400,000 cubic metres a day (cm/d), which can be expanded in the future to 600,000 cm/d.
Under the first phase of the tender, companies interested in submitting their technical proposals have until the 28 of December. A date will be set for commercial proposals in the upcoming months.
The South Al-Mutla plant was first tendered by the Public Works Ministry last year, in August 2020. Four companies and consortia sent in their bids:
- Arab Contractors-Osman Ahmed Osman & Company
- China State Construction Engineering Corporation
- Kuzu Toplu Konut insaat
- Mohammed Abdulmoshin Al-Kharafi & Sons for General Trading
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.
Energy & Utilities informs that the plant will 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