Tahal, Advantica win natural gas tenders

The tenders could be worth as much as $40 billion, National Infrastructures Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer said.

Tahal Engineering has won the tender to locate and plan a liquid natural gas (LNG) site, and Advantica has won the tender to update the natural gas master plan. Tahal Engineering beat out one other company, and Advantica beat out four others. The tenders could be worth as much as $40 billion, National Infrastructures Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer said Wednesday, because it could mean supplying Israel with natural gas for the next three decades. British company Advantica would update the master plan, which was drafted in 1999 and updated in 2003. The plan would cover the next 11 years until 2020. Advantica has drawn up similar plans in England, Ireland, Belgium and France.