Algeria’s Société Algérienne de Production de l’Electricité (SPE) has re-invited companies to bid for the contract to build two 500-600MW power plants.

One facility will be built at Ain Djasser Wilaya in Batna and the other is to be built at F’kirina Wilaya in Oum El Bouaghi.

SPE has previously issued an invitation to bid in August 2009. Those companies that responded to the tender have been asked to resubmit offers for the projects.

The tender will be managed on behalf of SPE by Compagnie de l’Engineering de l’Electricite du Gaz (Ceeg), a subsidiary of local energy company Sonelgaz.

The winning bidder will design, engineer, acquire equipment for, install and operate the projects.

The tender will be undertaken in two phases – a technical one followed by commercial phase. Bidders have until 1 September to respond to the tender. The technical bids will be opened publically as soon as the deadline has passed.

Meanwhile, SPE recently issued a tender for another power plant at Messerghine with a capacity of 400MW. Bids for this project are due by 16 August.

The contract includes the design, engineering, equipment acquisition, installation, start up and operation of the plant, which will comprise two 200MW generation units.