Azerbaijan to select seaport contractor in late December

Azerbaijan to select seaport contractor in late December
# 15 December 2008 10:06 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Nijat Mustafayev - APA-Economics. Azerbaijan will choose a contracting firm for a proposed seaport project in Alat, near Baku by the end of December, said Gudrat Gurbanov, Chief of Azerbaijan State Maritime Administration (ASMA).
He added that the contractor will be chosen among four bidders as a result of the tender announced earlier.
The seaport project will have three overlapping phases- 2008-2011, 2011-2013 and 2012-2015.
There will be 11 berths, 6 of which will be constructed at the first phase.
The port will handle 11.6 million tons of cargo in 2015.
The first draft project of the seaport was designed by South Korean GS Engineering & Construction Co.
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