Bids are also due on 9 March for the main civil works package. Six contractors are expected to bid: AA Nass, AMA and Haji; Tamimi Groupof Saudi Arabia; Cyprus-based GP Zachariades (GPZ – Overseas); and Murray & Roberts. Bechtelof the US is the main engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contractor for the BD 646 million ($1,700 million) scheme (MEED 21:2:03; 31:1:02).