The companies that have been invited to bid for the project are Lebanon’s Contracting & Trading (CAT), Athens-based Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC), Italy’s Saipem, Suedrohrbauof the Netherlands, Italy-based Techint, Paris-based Technip, Turkey’s Tekfenand the local Tamimi Construction. A job explanation meeting took place on 23 November. The bid deadline is 27 January.

The scope of the project covers the construction of a 56-inch-diameter, 80-kilometre-long pipeline linking the Qurrayah seawater treatment plant – to be built south of Dammam by Italy’s Snamprogetti– with the Ain Dar water injection facility number 1. Additional works comprise the construction of two surge relief tanks and two new injection lines with diameters of 10-30 inches and a total length of 48 kilometres (MEED 19:9:03).

The project manager on the scheme is Canada’s SNC Lavalin.