ASE (Rosatom State Corporation Engineering Division) has stated that it successfully finalized three construction tenders and signed contracts in 2019, in which over ten companies participated. The tenders were awarded to three Egyptian companies; namely, the tender for execution of the works complex during the preparatory period for the construction of the site facilities at El-Dabaa NPP was awarded to Petrojet, the tender for construction of the Pioneer base, buildings and structures of the Earthworks Base and the Drilling and Blasting Area for El-Dabaa NPP was won by the company Hassan Allam Construction, while the vertical levelling of sections No. 1, 5, 8 will be carried out by the company Arab Contractors. According to Rosatom, the El-Dabaa NPP project is being implemented according to the approved schedule. 
ASE plans to put forward one tender soon in 2020 as part of the implementation of the El-Dabaa NPP project. The tender will respectively address the tasks of vertical levelling of a part of construction area, levelling of the main construction site, pits, networks, roads. 
The State Corporation pays close attention to implementing a local supply chain, ensuring the participation of local enterprises in developing the NPP construction project. Contractors are selected based on competitive tenders, which are held in accordance with the company’s standards of maximum fairness and transparency. 
ASE Vice-President Grigory Sosnin, who is leading the El-Dabaa NPP construction project, stated that “localization is extremely important to us and carries a competitive advantage, which is why we make sure to attract local suppliers in all our foreign projects. Our goal in Egypt is to achieve up to 20% of localization during the construction of the country’s first nuclear power unit. This level is expected to grow with each new unit as Egyptian companies gain expertise. Tenders are important because, firstly, they help us choose the best contractors in the local market and, secondly, they stimulate competition and improve the quality standards of services and equipment in which Egyptian companies operate.
Source: ROSATOM Communications Dept.