Eight potential bidders receive approval to join tender to build Afsin-Elbistan natural gas pipeline.

By bne IntelliNews May 23, 2013

State-owned pipeline operator Botas approved all of eight initial bids in the tender it held for the construction of a pipeline that will provide natural gas to the Afsin-Elbistan region in south-eastern Turkey. Botas will announce the final tender date later.

8 companies and consortiums those received approval to participate in the final negotiations are:

  • Etap Insaat – Kartal Harita consortium
  • Ozerler Muhendislik – Sah-Kar Harita consortium
  • Ana-Kent Planlama
  • Geogis Kent
  • Gunka Harita
  • Secilmis Harita
  • San Muhendislik
  • Serpen Imar – Ang Muhendislik consortium

In January, the UAE and Turkey has signed a USD 12bn intergovernmental agreement for the development of power plants and associated mines in the Afsin-Elbistan region. Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (Taqa) and Turkey's Electricity Generation Company Inc. were selected as the government-related entities responsible for the project, which is expected to generate a combined power capacity of up to 7,000MW. The two entities will form a joint venture, which will acquire, modernize and expand an existing 1,400MW plant and develop several new power plants and associated mines in the Afsin-Elbistan region.

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