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Paris-based Alstomis the early frontrunner to take the lump-sum turnkey contract on the H station extension in Dubai, following the opening of six bids on 5 September by Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA). According to the bid opening prices, Alstom’s total price is AED 637 million ($173 million), some AED 169 million ($46 million) cheaper than the next lowest offer submitted by a consortium headed by Dubai-based Mapna International, and AED 200 million ($54 million) below the third cheapest quote offered by Saudi Arabia’s Arabian Bemco Contractingwith Germany’s Siemens. The contract calls for the supply and installation of about 400 MW of open cycle turbine capacity at the existing 607-MW station (MEED 18:6:04).