The low bidder on price grounds for the contract to provide construction supervision services for the $100 million Manavgat water supply project is France’s DVO Consulting with local firms Yuksel Proje and Temelsu (MEED 7:1:94). The prices must be married with the results of technical evaluation before an award can be made by the State Hydraulics Institute (DSI), but this is expected to happen soon.

Behind the French-led group came the US’ Intec Engineering, and then a venture of the US’ Han Padron Associates with Port Consult, Krueger Consult and the Danish Hydraulic Institute, all of Denmark. Most weight in the evaluation, about 80 per cent, will be given to the technical assessment.

The services required are for a valve control chamber onshore, and, offshore, four 1,200-millimetre-diameter undersea steel pipelines, two single point mooring facilities and related accessories. The main contractor for the project is a local venture, Emet-Aydiner; the subcontractor for the offshore component is Germany’s Wabag Wassertechnische Anlagen, with components supplied by the Netherlands’ Blue Water Shipping.

The project aims to export water, particularly to Middle East markets. Recently, Israel has taken a keen interest in the scheme, expressed during the late-January visit of its President Weizmann (MEED 4:2:94).