A low bid of about $124.7 million excluding financing costs has been returned for a biological wastewater treatment facility at Adapazari by a venture led by Germany’s Preussag-Noeli. The venture includes the UK’s Baifour Beatty and the local Metis.

The client is Adapazari municipality.

The bids excluding financing costs were:

Preussag with Balfour Beatty and Metis – $124.7 million the local Guns – $136.8 million Germany’s Lurgi with the local Limak – $148.1 million a venture led by the UK’s Anglian Water Authority – $152 million The offer is being arranged by France’s Groupe Paribas. It includes a commercial portion and export credits covered by Germany’s Hermes and the UK’s Export Credits Guarantee Department.

Completion of the project to serve a population of about 700,000 will take about 18 months. It includes the construction of surface aeration, pre-treatment and final sedimentation tanks, pipework and pumping facilities