Dewa said it received a total of nine bids for the phase 1 and phase 2 plants. This included five bids for the power islands and four for the desalination islands. The bidders included Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, Hyundai Engineering & Construction and Hyundai Heavy Industries, all of South Korea.

Dewa issued a retender notice for phase 1 of the project to the bidders on 1 May. The deadline for new bids is 8 July. A new tender for phase 2 is expected to follow shortly.

Phase 1 of station P will have a capacity of 120 million gallons a day (g/d) of desalinated water and 1,500MW of power. The second phase of the plant will have the same power generation capacity and a desalination capacity of 100-120 million g/d (MEED 27:03:08).