Morganti bids low for Mansoura

11 January 2002

Commercial offers from three US companies have been opened for the second phase of the Mansoura water and wastewater project, which is part of a secondary cities utilities programme financed by $315 million in grants from the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

The lowest price is understood to have come from Morganti, at $18.3 million, followed by a team of Contrack Internationaland the local Orascom Construction Industriesat $18.9 million, and ABB SUSAat $20.5 million.

The work entails laying up to five kilometres of pipes for sewage collection and the construction of two wastewater-pumping stations. It is the fifth in a series of seven contracts in the secondary cities programme, which is scheduled to be completed in 2005 (MEED 23:11:01).

The first phase at Mansoura, which mainly involves the construction of a water treatment plant, is being carried out by ABB SUSA in a contract valued at $44 million.

USAID is also backing an estimated $100 million programme for the construction of wastewater facilities in the Middle Egypt areas of Beni Suef, El-Minya and El-Fayoum. Bids are due by a revised closing date of 13 February (MEED 26:10:01).

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