Eight ventures have been shortlisted to bid for construction of the $30 million Kurfalli pumping station contract, part of the Yesilcay water supply project for Istanbul, contracting sources say. The client is the State Hydraulic Works.
The eight ventures of foreign companies with local partners selected to tender on 16 May are:
Germany's AEG and Thyssen with Tekfen
Sweden's ABB-ABS with Limak
Germany's Siemens and KSB with Siemens Simko and Aydiner
Japan's Ebara and Croatia's Koncar with Sezai Turkes-Feyzi Akkaya
Austria's Elin with Mapa
Italy's Ansaldo with Enerji Su and Enerkal
Japan's Mitsubishi Corporation and Fuji Electric Company with Guris
Japan's Hitachi Corporation with Yuksel.
The contract at Kurfalli near Agva to the northeast of Istanbul on the Black Sea coast mainly calls for the construction of a pumping station with a capacity of 14.3 cubic metres a second. The contract also specifies the laying of 2,750 metres of steel pipe, and 49,563 metres of prestressed steel concrete pipes. Funding for the Yesilcay project is being supplied by the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development.