The main element of the project covers the supply, procurement and installation of 620 kilometres of pipeline; four pumping stations, with associated 20,000-cubic-metre storage tanks; and two 70,000-cubic-metre collection tanks. Engineering consultancy for the scheme is being handled internally, with the assistance of France’s Safege.

Associated works include the construction of three break pressure tanks and a central operations and maintenance centre, located at Zuara. The selected bidder will also provide operation and maintenance services for a period of one year following the final commissioning of the system.

The project is separate to the phase 3 element of GMR, which is being managed by Nippon Koei UK. Phase 3, located in the east of Libya, comprises two main elements – the 400-kilometre-long Jagboub extension to Tobruk and the development of a new wellfield in the Khufra region (MEED 1:11:02).