Sorenson Gross Construction of the US is low bidder for the contract to expand and rehabilitate Aqaba's water supply system after the opening of prices in late July. Sorenson's quote of $18.8 million was about 10 per cent below the next lowest price offered by Bill Harbert International, also of the US. The two other US bidders for the contract, which is part-funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), were American International Contractors (AICI)and Morganti Group. The contract calls for the construction of two pressure break tanks, with combined capacity of 5,500 cubic metres, and three new concrete reservoirs and modifications to three existing reservoirs, as well as the construction of nine pressure reducing stations and pipeline networks (MEED 21:5:04).
Aqaba water supply bidders (all US-based - $ million)) Sorenson Gross Construction18.8 Bill Harbert International20.9 AICI20.9 Morganti Group22.4