ICGB, the company developing the Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria project, said on Tuesday that it has received 11 requests for participation in the 145 million euro ($167.9 million) tender for design, procurement and construction of the gas link. The selection of a contractor is carried out through a restrictive procedure in two phases - pre-selection, followed by review, evaluation and ranking of offers, ICGB said in a statement. The eleven candidates are S.P.S. P/C. Saipem, Consortium COBRA-CYMI-SOCAR, Fernas Construction Company, JV Sicilsaldo - Nuova Ghizzoni - Intrakat, DZZD "IGB-2018", SICIM, Consortium MAX STREICHER - TERNA/ICGB, Consortium Spiecapag Trace IGB 2018, J&P - AVAX, Joint Venture CPP-AKTOR and Consortium "PROMETEI - GEO""The companies who have shown interest are well known and with proven experience and we are certain that they can manage completing the construction process,” Konstantinos Karayannakos, ICGB’s executive officer from the Greek side, said. As part of the pre-selection process, ICGB is expected to assess and determine the administrative capacity of the candidates by the end of October.