Four in for H station phase 3

17 February 2006

Evaluation of bids is under way at Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) for the phase 3 development of the single-cycle H station at Al-Aweer, after four companies and groups submitted proposals on 4 February. The submission came six weeks after bids went in for the turnkey contract to build the 400/132-kV substation and associated works to serve the new capacity (MEED 13:01:06).

According to the bid opening prices announced by DEWA, Iran's Mapna International is the low bidder at AED 1,284 million ($350 million) with its main offer after discount. It is followed by a consortium of South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and the US' General Electric at AED 1,415 million ($385 million), South Korea's Hyundai Engineering & Construction at AED 1,751 million ($477 million) and a local/German consortium of Emirates Trading Agency (ETA) and Germany's Siemens at AED 1,768 million ($481 million).

DEWA has not stated what capacity the bidders proposed in their quotes: the tender documents stipulated that the capacity of the power plant would be 680-830 MW. All the bidders proposed a completion period of 22-24 months. An award is expected in the second quarter. The consultant is the UK's Mott MacDonald.

Tender documents are expected to be issued in the second quarter for phase 1 of Jebel Ali M, which will have ultimate capacity of 2,000 MW and about 60 million gallons a day. The consultant is Germany's Fichtner.

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