Spain’s Abeima bids low for desalination contract
Emirates Sembcorp Water & Power Company, which is owned by owned by Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (Adwea) and Singapore’s Sembcorp, has opened bids to build a 30-35 million gallons a day desalination facility in Fujairah.
The following companies submitted bids (all figures in AED per thousand imperial gallons):
- Abeima (Spain): 8.58
- Acciona (Spain): 9.36
- Degremont (France): 10.30
- Veolia (France): 10.89
- GE Water (US): 10.99
- Cadagua (Spain): 11.49
The winning bidder will design, build and operate the reverse-osmosis seawater desalination project next to the existing Fujairah F1 independent water and power project (IWPP). The contract will run for 7 years post-construction.
The existing Fujairah F1 IWPP reached financial close in June 2004 and was completed in March 2009. The facility currently has a capacity of 785MW of power and 100 million gallons a day of water.
Construction of another IWPP also located in the emirate, Fujairah F2 was inaugurated on 9 May.
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