14 companies bid to destroy Syria arsenal

2014-01-20 17:29
Ahmet Uzumcu, director general of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. (Filippo Monteforte, AFP)

Ahmet Uzumcu, director general of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. (Filippo Monteforte, AFP)

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The Hague - The global chemical arms watchdog said on Monday that it had received 14 tenders from private companies around the world to destroy Syria's chemical arsenal outside of the war-ravaged country.

The Organsiation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said it would decide early next month which companies would destroy the 500 metric tons of chemicals, plus the effluent left over from neutralisation of other chemicals to be carried out on a US ship.

Tenders to help destroy Syria's entire arsenal by a tight 30 June deadline came from a wide-range of companies, including France's Airbus, China National Chemical Corporation, Switzerland's Dottikon and US-based Paragon Waste Solutions.

Germany said earlier this month that it would help destroy waste left over from neutralising Syria's chemicals, and Britain said in December it would destroy 150 tons of its industrial grade chemicals.

The OPCW said in November that the treatment and disposal of Syria's chemicals would cost between €35m and €45m.

The OPCW will announce which company or companies have been selected in early February after "technical and commercial evaluation of the bids".

OPCW head Ahmet Uzumcu said earlier this month that a deadline for destroying the deadliest chemicals by 31 March may not be met but said he was confident the entire arsenal would be decommissioned by a 30 June deadline laid out in a UN plan.

UN Security Council resolution 2118 was passed after a massive chemical weapon attack that killed hundreds in several opposition areas around Damascus in August.

Rebels and the regime exchanged blame for that attack.

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