Dubai still evaluating power plant bids

12 February 2017

Bids were received in September 2016 for main EPC contract

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa) is still evaluating proposals for the main engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to expand the Jebel Ali K Station power plant.

Dewa received bids from 12 bidding groups on 26 September 2016, but according to sources close to the project the client is still evaluating proposals and has not selected a preferred bidder or awarded the main construction contract.

The low bid, AED788.9m ($215m), was submitted by Spain’s Tecnicas Reunidas. This was about 8.6 per cent lower than the AED863.2m price submitted by the second-lowest bidder, China’s Sepco 3.

A consortium of Spain’s OHL and Italy’s Ansaldo submitted the third-lowest price of AED896.9m.


Bidders and prices:

  • Tecnicas Reunidas, AED788.9m
  • Sepco 3 AED863.2m
  • OHL / Ansaldo, AED896.9m
  • Duro Felguera (Spain), AED909.7m
  • J&P (Cyprus), AED956.6m
  • Elecnor (Spain) / Abener Energia (Spain), AED988.6m
  • Northeast Electric Power Design Institute Power Design Institute Company of China, AED992.1m
  • Elsewedy Power (Egypt), AED999.6m
  • Acciona (Spain), AED1bn
  • GE (US), AED1.1bn
  • Al-Ghandi and Consolidated Construction International (UAE), AED1.14bn
  • Target Engineering Construction (local), AED1.2bn

The third-phase expansion of the K Station plant will increase its capacity by about 500MW. It is understood the work involves a simple-cycle upgrade.

MEED first reported in April 2015 that Dewa had issued a tender for the technical and economic feasibility study for the third-phase expansion. The K Station plant has a capacity of 880MW and 60 million imperial gallons a day (MIGD) of desalinated water.

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