KUWAIT CITY - The Ministry of Electricity and Water will soon float three tenders worth 19.479 million dinars to develop and modernize the power network to make it able to withstand the power consumption during peak hours in summer due to the high temperatures experienced by Kuwait and provide electricity for new development projects, reports Al-Rai daily reliable sources.

The same sources said MEW has obtained the approval of the Central Agency for Public Tenders (CAPT) to award the tenders to the best bidders who are financially and technically able to carry out the projects. The tender documents, before they are floated, will be examined by the supervisory authorities, including the Audit Bureau.

The winning companies are expected to implement the projects as per the agreed contractual terms and clauses. The sources pointed out that one of the most important tenders that have been approved is the supply and installation of 400 voltage overhead power lines for the Bubiyan Z main substation at a cost of 16.158 million dinars.

The sources indicated that this tender is very important to provide electricity to Bubiyan and the Mubarak Al-Kabeer port project site and is believed to be of the important projects implemented by the Ministry of Public Works currently, to develop and modernize maritime transport and create alternative sources of national income.

It stated that the other two tenders are concerned with supplying medium pressure aluminum cables at a cost of 2.205 million dinars and the other for repairing low pressure ground cables, extending and welding low pressure cables for new consumers in the Jahra governorate, at a cost of 1.116 million dinars, with the aim of providing and delivering electricity to consumers of new buildings in all regions of that governorate in addition to repairing faults that may occur to cables and the Ministry’s facilities spread in all regions.


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