Bids due for Marib power scheme

28 March 2003
The Public Electricity Corporation has invited companies to submit bids by 11 June for two contracts on a major power project in Marib.

The first element of the scheme covers the supply and installation of a 200-kilometre, 400-kV overhead transmission line from Marib to Sanaa.

The package also includes the construction of two gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) substations with capacities of 400 kV and 132/32 kV.

The second package covers the supply and installation of gas turbines with capacity of 300 MW for a power plant to be located in Marib.

Both projects, which are understood to have attracted financing from the Kuwait-based Arab Fund for Economic & Social Development, are valued at $300 million. Germany's Fichtneris understood to be advising the government on the scheme.

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