Close race for Hidd maintenance

03 September 2004
Sogex Omanis the low bidder for the operation and maintenance (O&M) contract covering phases 1 and 2 of the Hidd power and desalination complex, following the opening of prices on 31 August. The duration of the contract is 12 years.
Sogex Omanis the low bidder for the operation and maintenance (O&M) contract covering phases 1 and 2 of the Hidd power and desalination complex, following the opening of prices on 31 August. The duration of the contract is 12 years.

At BD 88 million ($231.5 million), Sogex's low bid was marginally below the one received from the only other bidder, France's Alstom, which offered SF 211.7 million ($167.7 million) plus BD 24.3 million ($63.9 million), a total of $231.6 million.

Five companies were prequalified for the work.

Ireland's ESB Internationalis the consultant to the client, the Electricity & Water Ministry. Hidd phases 1-2 have total capacity of 1,050 MW (MEED 6:8:04).

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