France’s Alstom Poweris in the final stages of a 700-MW phase 2 expansion programme at Hidd, which involves adding three 13/A2 turbines to the plant’s original 140-MW gas units. MEW is preparing to invite consultants to bid for the phase 3 expansion of Hidd, which involves the construction of a 60 million-gallon-a-day desalination plant. COWI’s scope of works is to ensure that the facility’s common intake will have an uninterrupted supply of seawater (MEED 11:1:02).