The companies that attended were: Germany’s MAN GHH;Athens-based Joannou & Paraskevaides (J&P – Overseas); Bonattiof Italy; Egypt’s Petrojet; India’s Punj Lloyd; US-based Willbros Group; UAE-based Dodsal; Egypt’s Engineering for the Petroleum & Process Industries (Enppi); Polymex of Poland;the local Hamada; Athens-based Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC); Pirerco of Tunisia; China Petroleum Engineering & Construction Corporation (CPECC);and an all-Indian joint venture of Engineers India (EIL)and Larsen & Toubro.

The Khoms-Tripoli project is estimated to cost about $170 million, while the Melitah-Tripoli pipeline is estimated at about $100 million.

Technical and commercial bids are due to be submitted on 15 September for both schemes. SOC is expected to shortlist about five companies (MEED 24:6:05).