Australian Firm wins work on $80m Basra Project

By John Lee.

Iraq’s Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works (MMPW) has reportedly appointed Australia-based Protechnique as the main contractor for the $80-million Basra Water Pumping Station, P2R.

According to a report from Construction Week Online, it will provide engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services for the project’s transmission reservoir and transmission pump station; chlorine building; blending chambers; electrical substation; generator building; in-plant and yard pipes, valve chambers, and flow meter chambers; watch towers; onsite roads; guard houses; and ancillary facilities.

The company was selected ahead of Toyota, Al Ghanem Construction, Arab Contractors, and Terna SA.

The development is being funded by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) as part of Package 2 of the Basra Water Supply Improvement Project (BWSIP).

Work will start next month, and the company expects to complete its scope of works by December 2018.

(Source: Construction Week Online)

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