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.