Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa) has extended the bid submission date for the contract to build the fourth-phase expansion of the emirate’s Aweer H power station.

Contractors have until 21 June to submit proposals for the construction deal. The previous submission date was 31 May. According to sources close to the scheme, the deadline was extended to give contractors more time to work on proposals.

MEED reported in August 2016 that Electricitie de France (EDF) had been awarded the consultancy contract for the fourth-phase expansion of the Aweer H station.

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa) awarded EDF an estimated AED22.2m ($6.1m) contract to provide engineering consultancy services for the power project, which will increase the capacity of the plant by 700MW.

MEED reported in May that Dewa had received proposals from 14 companies for the role.

The current Aweer H Station has a total capacity of 1,846MW, which was developed over three phases between 1998 and 2009.

Peak power demand growth in Dubai reached 5.5 per cent in 2014, and with consumption set to grow between 4.5 per cent and 5 per cent a year in the run-up to hosting the Expo event in 2020, Dewa is pushing ahead with an ambitious capacity expansion programme.