A low bid of $350,000 has been returned by a venture headed by South Korea’s Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) for the consultancy contract for the country’s first nuclear power station planned at Akkuyu on the southern Mediterranean coast (MEED 11:11:94).

Price envelopes from 14 consortia were opened by the Turkish Electricity Generating & Transmission Corporation (TEAS) recently. The tender brief calls for the design of a 1,200-MW power station.

The leading prices submitted by consortia of foreign and local firms were:

Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) with Hidec and HEC (all South Korean) and Gamb – $350,000

Burns & Roe (US) with TED Engineering & Trading Company, and Penta dis Ticaret – $795,000

Colenco (Switzerland) with Mor Teknik – SF 1,050,060 ($825,888)

Empresarios Agrudados International (Spain) with Acer Muhendislik – $832,600; alternative – $572,100

Electrowatt Engineering Services (Switzerland) with Dolsar Muhendislik – SF 1,200,00 ($946,666); alternative – SF 822,000 ($648,466)

Ebasco with Duke Engineering & Service (both US) and Eltem and Prokon – $997,482.