The bidders are: Athens-based Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC); the local Galfar Engineering & Contracting; an Indian team of Larsen & Toubroand Bhageeratha Engineeringwith the local Teejan; and Austria’s Strabag. The contract covers the installation of a 53,000-cubic-metre-a-day STP at Al-Ansab and a control system for the entire project.

The submission of bids for Al-Ansab follows the opening of financial offers a week earlier for the Bawshar wastewater collection network and treated effluent redistribution system, for which China’s Sinohydro Corporationis low bidder by a considerable margin (MEED 17:9:04).