Bids in forstation

02 November 2002

Evaluation of bids has started at Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) for the first phase of the Jebel Alipower and desalination project. Sixteen companies submitted bids on 29 October for the various packages on the estimated $800 million project, which calls for the installation of 650-700 MW of power capacity and 70 million gallons a day of desalination capacity (MEED 31:5:02).

Companies were invited to price one or more of the bid packages, as well as submit a turnkey quote for the entire project. For the turnkey option, two South Korean companies - Doosan Heavy Industries & Constructionand Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI)- submitted quotes, with the lowest bid, announced by DEWA, coming from Doosan at AED 2,959 million ($806 million).

Four international contractors priced the power island, with the lowest bid coming from Germany's Siemens Power Generationat AED 1,580 million ($430 million). The four other bidders - Doosan, HHI and Japan's Mitsui & Companyand Mitsubishi Corporation- all quoted above AED 1,640 million ($446 million).

For the desalination package, the UK's Weir Westgarthis low bidder at AED 1,058 million ($288 million), followed by a group headed by Italy's Fisia Italimpiantiat AED 1,083 million ($295 million).

For the substation package, which involves the construction of a 400-kV gas- insulated switchgear substation, Paris-based Alstom T&Dis the low bidder, while the local Emirates Trading Agencyis low bidder for the 400-kV transmission package.

Thestation will be located to the south of the G plant. The plant's commissioning is scheduled to take place in the first half of 2005. At a later date, a second-phase expansion is planned, which will see capacity doubled.

Germany's Lahmeyer Internationalis the consultant for phase 1.

A MEED Subscription...

Subscribe or upgrade your current package to support your strategic planning with the MENA region’s best source of business information. Proceed to our online shop below to find out more about the features in each package.

Get Notifications