The Ministry of Electricity, Water and Renewable Energy has warned the Central Agency for Public Tenders officials against continuing to postpone the closing date of the tender for the modernization and development of Doha West boilers, under the pretext of some inquiries it submits from time to time, which could affect the condition of these boilers and worsen it.
The sources said, “CAPT has extended the tender closure date until March 13, instead of February 6, saying the date has been extended to 16 times since the tender was floated at the request of the ministry on December 20, 2020, that is, a year and two months ago,” reports Al-Rai daily.
The sources stated that “the condition of the boilers at Doha West is i critical and is worsening as a result of the postponement of maintenance work for more than a year, to the point gas emissions from its incinerators have become a major source of pollution to the environment, which calls for urgency to close the tender date not extend it.”
The sources added, “The delay in the tender closure date will not be in the interest of the ministry, because the international prices of raw materials needed to develop the plant’s equipment are constantly increasing as a result of the conditions of the “Corona” pandemic, which has left its mark on all countries of the world, which has led to a continuous increase in demand for sources of energy and an increase in prices of raw materials needed for repair, as well as freight, sea and air transportation.
The sources confirmed that the ministry has a lot of similar maintenance work in its stations, and if the rest of its tenders for maintenance work are dealt with in a similar manner as the aforementioned tender which was submitted more than a year ago, the situation will be catastrophic.