The competitive tender goes out for pre-qualified bidders, with final commissioning planned for 2026
Sharjah Electricity, Water and Gas Authority (SEWA) has announced that the request for proposal (RFP) for the 90 MIGD Hamriyah IWP project has been issued to eight pre-qualified bidders.
The project is said to be in line with SEWA’s principle objectives to augment its water production capacity to meet the present and future water requirements in the northern emirate.
According to SEWA, the project is expected to be commissioned by Q3 2026. It will also be the largest additional project so far commissioned by SEWA to enhance the existing infrastructure for water provision in key areas of the emirate.
In mid January 2023, Diyar Al Muharraq said that secondary infrastructure works had begun at key plots in its project and, in early February 2023, ACCIONA said the Al Khobar 2 desalination plant ramped to full production.
The Sharjah utility provider said that it will select the preferred bidder for the project post via the detailed evaluation of the proposals received. The deadline for submitting the bids has been set for August of this year.
A move towards inviting tenders from pre-qualified bidders is designed to avoid the complications sometimes resulting from an ‘open vendor’ system, which albeit a traditional approach across many large-scale GCC projects, has received a good deal of adverse comment from international consultants and contractors, the statement concluded.
In early February 2023, SEWA said it had made major progress on its Khorfakkan infrastructure projects.