Bahrain signs $132m utility deals
Manama, September 28, 2011
Bahrain’s Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) has signed contracts involving nearly BD50 million ($132.6 million) to improve services and attract foreign investments.
The deals cover the procurement of ductile iron pipes and fittings, the construction of a new forwarding station in Addur and the modification and addition of a new ground storage tank in West Riffa.
This is in addition to a pipeline from the Addur Power and Water Station to West Riffa Blending Station. The projects will be carried out by Panorama Contracting and Engineering Services, US Pipe and Foundary Company, A A Bin Hindi and Down Town Construction Company.
The plans follow government directives to develop and reinforce the electricity and water transmission networks, said officials.
The aim is to meet the growing demand from industrial, commercial and residential sectors, they added.
The move is part of the Water Transmission Development Project 2009-2012, which involves the installation of water pipelines connecting the new Addur Power Station to distribution stations across the country.
Work is expected to be completed between late-2013 and early-2014, but certain priority work will finish before the end of this year, said officials. – TradeArabia News Service