Mabani, along with the UAE’s Al-Hamed Development & Constructionand Egypt’s Societe Egyptienne d’Entreprises (Mokhtar Ibrahim), submitted final prices for the two-year contract in late June. The three were shortlisted from a list of 11 international contractors, which had their commercial bids opened in mid June.

Egypt’s Dr Ahmed Abdel-Warith Consulting Engineersprepared the pipeline’s basic designs and tender documents.

The pipeline is being laid to transport water from the 750-MW, 40 million-gallon-a-day Ras Laffan independent water and power project (IWPP), which is currently under construction (MEED 17:5:02).