Germany’s MAN GHH, Athens-based Joannou & Paraskevaides (J&P – Overseas)and Italy’s Bonattiare the only companies still in negotiation with SOC over the contract. At least 10 contractors, including companies from Turkey, Russia and Tunisia, initially presented bids for the project. The number dwindled to six after revised prices were submitted in September (MEED 4:10:02).

The project entails the construction of a compressor station and installation of 97 kilometres of 34-inch-diameter pipeline, 21 kilometres of 24-inch-diameter pipeline and a fire safety system.