Bids have been received by the Great Manmade River Authority (GMRA) for the contract to supply and install fibre-optic communication systems and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems for the Tazerbo wellfield. Bids were submitted by 16 companies, out of a total of 31 which received tender documents.
The contract, part of a major programme to improve phase 1 of the great manmade river (GMR) project, also calls for field instrumentation works and the upgrade of five control centres. The contract is expected to be awarded in December. The Tazerbo wellfield, in the southeast province of Al-Kufra, consists of just over 100 production wells drilled to a depth of 450 metres. The wells yield about 1 million cubic metres a day of water, which is conveyed along two pipelines to Benghazi and Sirte (MEED 17:09:04).