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3 Ottobre 2021

Kuwait

KUWAIT COMMITTEE REVIEWS TENDER FOR SOIL REMEDIATION

Kuwait’s Central Agency for Public Tenders (CAPT) is reviewing the country’s planned third major soil remediation tender and is scheduled to issue an invitation to bid before the end of the year, according to industry sources.The client on the project is state-owned upstream operator Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) and the remediation tender is estimated to be worth about $500m.“The third major remediation tender is in the hands of CAPT,” said one source. “They will take the decision to issue the tender.“Currently, it is scheduled to be tendered before the end of the year.”Like the first and second tender, the third tender will be divided into different zones and packages and awarded to multiple contractors.The third tender will focus on contaminated soil in the south of Kuwait.“This third major tender is the second one to focus on pollution in the south of the country,” said one source."In the south, the quantity of contaminated soil is very high, so it was divided into two separate tenders."The scope of the upcoming tender is expected to include processing 8-9 million cubic meters of contaminated soil.During 2021, many of KOC's planned tenders have been delayed and canceled due to budget issues and the impact of Covid-19.The remediation tender is not expected to be delayed as the funds are coming from the United Nations (UN) and will not be impacted by budget pressures in Kuwait's state-owned oil companies.“The UN has sanctioned $ 2.9bn for the remediation projects,” said one source. "This money is for the remediation projects, nothing else."This money is being used to finance the remediation projects and it is not expected there will be any funding issues."Bids were submitted for two other large contracts, consisting of five separate packages, at the end of 2020 and contracts were awarded in 2021.The third tender will be the final major tender of this phase of the remediation project, according to sources.It is expected that the area covered in the third tender will be more challenging and involve sites with higher contamination levels.The tenders are part of the multibillion-dollar Kuwait Environmental Remediation Program (KERP).KERP is the largest environmental remediation project in the world and was established by the UN Compensation Commission to allow Kuwait to address the ecological damage resulting from the 1990-91 Gulf War. (ICE KUWAIT)


Fonte notizia: MEED