Full-line partnership secures the contract for an extensive industrial zone project

A new industrial area is ongoing in Kuwait, and AVK was selected as the complete solution provider in this establishment of water infrastructure management.

Securing sufficient infrastructure

The Al-Shadadiya Industrial Zone project is the first of several new industrial areas to be established in Kuwait, which will be used to relocate existing industries away from densely populated areas. The construction of the new industrial site aims to attract many industries by providing sufficient infrastructure for future development. Undertaken by the Public Authority of Industry (PAI) in Kuwait, the project commenced on June 30, 2022, and was scheduled for completion in December 2023.

Soor Engineering Bureau was appointed as the project's consultant, while United Gulf Construction Co. W.L.L. served as the contractor.

Key elements in the water management systems

With a contract value of USD 316 million (KWD 96,9 million), the project’s scope included the design, construction, and completion of the new zone, which covers an extensive area of approximately 4.9 million m2. The zone comprises industrial plots, general services areas, utilities, a technological park, and various administrative offices, among other facilities. AVK's responsibility included supplying valves and hydrants for multiple applications such as potable water, stormwater, sewage, industrial wastewater, irrigation, and fire protection networks.

The products form the key components in the sewage treatment plant, pumping stations for water and irrigation, two elevated water tanks, and four underground reservoirs - one for fresh water, one for irrigation, and two for firewater. The irrigation system alone can pump 251,240 gallons of water per day.

Efficient chain of supply

AVK was selected as a complete solution provider of a comprehensive package tailored to meet the project's needs based on our know-how and experience with projects of this size.

At AVK Gulf, our primary focus is customer satisfaction. Therefore, ensuring that the solution delivered matched the project specifications, budget, and tight time frame, was paramount. Hence local value engineering solutions were applied to optimise requirements and deliver them within the agreed delivery schedule.

Unlike other manufacturers, our distinct advantage in winning this project lay in our ability to offer a complete package, being the only manufacturer able to supply all valves, fire hydrants and accessories required under one umbrella.

AVK's production facilities in Saudi Arabia proved to be a significant advantage by facilitating quick delivery within 3-4 days by road, compared to the standard 4-6 weeks via sea freight from distant locations. This proximity to Kuwait enabled efficient and timely delivery, meeting the fast-track nature of the project. This streamlined approach not only simplified the sourcing process for the client, but also ensured compatibility and consistency across the project, and solidified us as the client’s preferred choice.

Our teams strategically planned product deliveries aligning with the project's needs and site activities in agreement with the client and implemented a rigorous inspection process known as the Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) with independent third-party inspection agencies (TPI) in both Saudi Arabia and Anhui manufacturing facilities. This was done to guarantee that all shipments undergo a thorough inspection each time before a shipment was dispatched to the site, ensuring stringent quality standards and project specifications were always met. 

A Bureau Veritas third-party inspection (TPI) was appointed to attend the FAT at AVK's manufacturing facility in Saudi Arabia, while a DNV Germanischer Lloyd TPI oversaw the inspection process at the Anhui factory. These inspections, which were conducted regularly, provided a robust quality assurance mechanism and instilled confidence in the client.

The project is an example of the Group’s commitment to our core values of Quality, Innovation, Reliability, Customer Service and Sustainability. Further solidifying our long-term relationship with our valued local partner AL Arabi Company WLL, Kuwait.


Project Details:-

Project Value - AED 9 Million

Products supplied to the project:

  • 32 Nos. Butterfly valves
  • 189 Nos. Metal Seated Gate Valves
  • 46 Nos. Resilient Seated Gate Valves
  • 97 Nos. Non-Return Valves/Check valves
  • 2 Nos. Diaphragm Control Valves
  • 2 Nos. Air Valves
  • 1,150 Nos. Fire Hydrants
  • 1,633 Nos. Fire Gate Valves
  • 9 Nos. Y-Strainers
  • 2 Nos. Ball Float Valves

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