A venture led by Germany’s Preussag Noell has been selected from four bidders for a contract to build a biological wastewater treatment complex at Adapazari, east of Istanbul, industry sources say. Adapazari municipality selected the venture on the strength of its $124.7 million low bid, the sources add (MEED 19:4:96).

The venture also includes the UK’s Balfour Beatty and the local Metis. Other bidders included: the local Guns; Germany’s Lurgi with the local Limak; and a venture led by the UK’s Anglian Water Authority.

Bidding ranged up to $152 million.

The venture is supported by funding being arranged by France’s Banque Paribas, which includes a commercial portion and export credits covered by Germany’s Hermes and the UK’s Export Credits Guarantee Department.

Work will take about 18 months to complete. It includes a surface aeration reservoir with an area of about 33,000 square metres, together with pretreatment and final sedimentation tanks. It also includes rehabilitation of the Cark Suyu main collector in the city, and landscaping of the Fuar (Fair) site.