A German joint venture of Siemens and Koch was awarded in September 2005 the $522 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract. The scope of works calls for the supply and installation of two 250-MW gas turbines and a 250-MW steam turbine. The client is the Public Establishment of Electricity for Generation & Transmission (PEEGT MEED 9:9:05).

Under an agreement with Cairo, Damascus will be

supplied with up to 4 million cubic metres a day of gas for

the first three years after completion of the pipeline. First Egyptian gas is expected to come on stream by July 2007. Russias Stroytransgas has the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to build the

pipeline (MEED 7:10:05).