Cegco has extended by two weeks the deadline for bids for the contract to build the new Kherbet al-Samra power plant. The new bid deadline is 4 December. The extension is the second delay in bidding for the estimated $180 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to build the power project since a dispute over cooling water forced Cegco to rewrite the technical specifications for the 300-MW project (MEED 26:9:03). The project consultant is the US’ Kuljian Engineering Corporation.