All four consortia bidding for the 275,000 m³/d Soreq desalination plant in Israel have passed the prequalification stage and have been told by the Inter-Ministerial Tenders Committee for Desalination that they will be invited to submit bids.
The next stage of the tendering process will be published in the first weeks of 2009.
The four consortia are:
IDE Technologies Ltd, Israel, with Hong-Kong-based Hutchison Whampoa Co Ltd.
Kardan NV, Netherlands, with Veolia Environnement SA, France.
Housing and Construction Holding Co Ltd, Israel, and a US company.
GES Global Environmental Solution Ltd, Shafir Civil & Marine Engineering Ltd and Baran Group, all from Israel.