Decision nears on Deir Ali contractor

30 July 2004
The Public Establishment of Electricity for Generation & Transmission (PEEGT) is planning to award in mid-August the contract to build the 750-MW combined cycle power plant at Deir Ali, 36 kilometres south of Damascus. A German joint venture of Siemens and Kochand an unidentified Russian consortium are competing for the estimated $350 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract, which calls for the supply and installation of two 250-MW gas turbines and a 250-MW steam turbine.

The project, which is expected to take about 30 months to complete, will be funded by the European Investment Bank, Kuwait-based Arab Fund for Economic & Social Development (AFESD) and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development. Ireland's ESB International (ESBI)has the contract to evaluate the two groups' bids (MEED 7:5:04).

PEEGT has extended to 15 September from 13 July the bid deadline for the estimated $350 million EPC contract to build a new 750-MW combined cycle power plant at Deir Ezor in the northeast. The plant also comprises two 250-MW gas turbines and a 250-MW steam turbine. Finance for the project is understood to have been agreed with Tokyo and AFESD.

The PEEGT is evaluating bids from international consultants for the contract to carry out tender evaluation (MEED 19:3:04).

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