Chinas Sepco 3 has submitted the lowest bid of AED1.18bn ($322m) for the contract to build the planned waste-to-energy project at Warsan.
Sepcos 3 bid was 8 per cent lower than the $350m bid submitted by Spains Abengoa, the second lowest bidder. Japans Hitachi Zosen submitted the third lowest price of $363m.
The full list of bidders and offers is:
- Sepco 3 (China), $322m
- Abengoa (Spain), $350m
- Hitachi Zosen (Japan), $363m
- Hyflux (Singapore), $399m
- Salini Impregilo (Italy), $401m
- CNIM (France), $430m
- Vinci (Franc3e), $511m
According to sources close to the scheme, the technical offers are currently under evaluation, which may modify the final ranking.
The waste-to-energy project is planned to have a minimum capacity of 2,000 tonnes a-day (t/d) and produce 60MW. The plant will be located at the waste landfill site in Warsan.
According to sources close to the scheme, the client had considered using a build-own-transfer (BOT) public-private partnership (PPP) model to develop the plant, but has decided to tender the scheme using an EPC model with an additional five years of operation and maintenance (O&M).
Germanys Fichtner is the technical adviser for the WTE project.
The project is in line with Dubais Strategic Plan 2021 and the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, both of which include a commitment to protect the environment and improve sustainability in the energy sectors. Dubai Municipality estimates the quantity of municipal solid wastes generated in the emirate in 2014 was 7,000 t/d.