Bids invited for Kuwait oil pipeline plan

Award expected to be given by end of 2008 as Kuwait Oil Company reveals pipeline plan.
Bids invited for Kuwait oil pipeline plan
By Tom Arnold
Tue 29 Jul 2008 10:30 AM

State-owned Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) has invited bids from seven Grade-1 local contractors by August 19 for a contract to build a new oil pipeline.

Running in southeast Kuwait, the pipeline will be 3.8km long. The engineering, procurement and construction contract covers the installation of the 20-inch-diameter pipeline complete with all associated civil, mechanical, piping, electrical, instrumentation, cathodic protection and corrosion-monitoring works.

The pre-qualified companies are Arabi Enertech, Al-Khadda International General Trading & Contracting Company, Almeer Technical Services (Atsco), Combined Group, Heavy Engineering Industries & Shipbuilding Company (Heisco), Mechanical Engineering Contracting Company, and United Gulf Construction Company.

KOC is expected to make the award by the end of 2008.

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