Eighteen groups of local contractors with international partners have been shortlisted to bid by the end of July for the construction of a wastewater treatment plant, as part of the Izmir great channel sewerage project. The turnkey contract is estimated to be worth $60 million. The client is the Izmir Water & Sewerage Administration.

The shortlisted bidders are:

Alke with the UK’s Thames Water and Paterson Candy International

Alsim Alarko with Italy’s Ercole Marelli Impianti Technologici

Ata with Italy’s Ansaldo

Aydiner with Germany’s Berliner Wasser Betriebe

Bayinder with the US’ General Electric Company

Enka and Dogus with France’s Degremont

Entes with Spain’s Tecnicas Reunidas

Gunal with France’s OTV

Guris and Seyas with Tarmac Construction International, Yorkshire Water Authority and Scott Wilson Kirkpatrick, all of the UK

Idil with Germany’s Wiemer & Trace

Metis with the UK’s Balfour Beatty

Sistem Yapi, Limak and Intes with the US’ CDM

Sezai Turkes-Feyzi Akkaya with Linde-KCA-Dresden, Hans Brochier, Cegelec AEG Systems and Ruhrwasser AG International Water, all of Germany

Tekser with Austria Energy & Environment

Unuvar with the UK’s Montgomery Watson

Vinsan with Germany’s Preussag Noell Wassertechnik

Yapi Merkezi with Lurgi Bamag, Siemens and Wayss & Freytag, all of Germany

Yuksel with Germany’s Uhde

The contract calls for the construction of a biological wastewater treatment plant with an initial processing capacity of 7 cubic metres a second on a 300-hectare site. The successful bidders will be responsible for design and construction over a 24-month period.