Bidding is also under way for a second combined cycle conversion project, covering the Hussain power station.

The other bidders for the Rehab contract include Paris-based Alstom Power, Germany’s Siemensand Toshiba Corporationand Mitsui & Company, both of Japan. Rehab, which meets power demand in the Amman area, comprises two 100-MW gas turbines supplied by the US’ GE Power Systems.

Contractors are also preparing to submit bids by the revised closing date of 15 May for the conversion of the Hussain plant. Prospective bidders include Italy’s Ansaldo Energia, Hyundai Engineering & Construction Companyof South Korea, Doosan and Alstom. The project involves the supply and installation of a steam turbine, gas turbine and two waste heat recovery boilers. The consultant for both projects is the US’ Kuljian Engineering Corporation.

The government’s other main power project is the 300-400-MW Kherbet al-Samra scheme. Developers have been invited to submit proposals in late April for the build-operate project. If the government fails to receive a satisfactory response from developers, it is expected to tender the project on an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis (MEED 7:3:03).