The prequalifiers include Iran Power Plant Projects Management Company (Mapna), France’s Alstom, Germany’s Siemens, Italy’s AnsaldoEnergiaand Marubeni Corporationand Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, both of Japan. Companies will need to submit their own financing proposals. Tender documents are available for purchase from 9-15 October and bids are due to be submitted by 15 December, says IPDC.

Phase 1 covers the 1,000-MW expansion of an existing gas power plant south of Tehran and the construction of one 600-MW and two 700-MW stations in the provinces.