The UK’s Hyder Consulting is the low bidder for a water transmission consultancy contract in Bahrain.

The company submitted four prices for the contract, ranging from BD3.4m ($9m) to BD5.7m.

Four other companies bid for the contract, which is part of the country’s water transmission development plans until 2012.

Mott MacDonald, also of the UK, priced the project at BD3.8m. The Netherlands’ Tebodin bid BD5.1m, followed by the UK’s Atkins at BD6.3m. US-based firm MWH bid BD9m.

The five bidders had submitted their technical bids for the contract on 4 June 2009.

The Electricity & Water Authority is the client.

The transmission project involves the construction of 165 kilometres of new pipelines, most of which will be more than 1 metre in diameter.

These will transfer 48 million gallons a day (g/d) of water from the Addur independent water and power project, now under construction.