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).