Dubal awards power contracts

25 April 2003
Dubai Aluminium (Dubal) has issued letters of intent (LoIs) for the two main packages on the power plant and related facilities serving the Kestrel expansion project (MEED 2:8:02).

France's Alstom has received an LoI for the larger of the two packages. Estimated to be worth at least $70 million, it covers the supply and installation of a steam turbine of about 125 MW, two waste heat recovery boilers and the balance of works.

The US' GE Power Systems has been selected for the second package, which is estimated to be worth $50 million. It covers the supply and installation of two 120-MW gas turbines and related works. The contracts will take 16-22 months to complete.

The power plant works comprise three main packages. The local Emirates Trading Agencyis carrying out the estimated AED 110 million ($30 million) contract for the first package, covering the supply and installation of a 132-kV gas-insulated switchgear substation and related cable works. The consultant for the power plant is the UK's Mott MacDonald.

The Kestrel project will result in a 174,000-tonne-a-year increase in Dubal's capacity (MEED 21:6:02).

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