Bahrain set to announce preferred bidder for Addur power and water plant

29 July 2008
The preferred bidder on the Addur independent water and power project (IWPP) will be announced in the first week of August, after Bahrain’s Tender Board approves the final evaluation of the bids.

Belgium’s Suez Energy International emerged as the low bidder for the project when commercial bids were opened on 24 July. The company paired up with Kuwait's Gulf Investment Corporation to submit a price of BD13.972 ($37.1) a megawatt hour (MWh) of power.

A team of Saudi Arabia's Acwa Power Projects and Korea Electric Power Corporation offered a tariff of BD14.725 a MWh.

The water tariff was fixed for all bidders at BD0.35 a cubic metre of desalinated water.

The IWPP will have a capacity of 1,100-1,250MW of power and 48 million gallons a day of desalinated water (MEED 24:7:08).

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