In the tender invitation DEWA stated that companies could bid for one or more of the four bid packages, as well as submit a single quote for the entire project. The content of the four packages is as follows:

power plant:gas and steam turbines, waste heat recovery steam generators, back pressure steam turbines, and associated works;

desalination plant:multi-stage flash distillation units, the seawater intake/outfall system, a water reservoir, and pipelines;

400-kV substation:400-kV gas insulated switchgear substation, and control and monitoring systems;

overhead lines:400-kV overhead lines, and interconnection to the existing grid.

Thestation, to be built on a turnkey basis, will be located to the south of the G plant. The plant’s commissioning is scheduled to take place in the first half of 2005. At a later date, a second-phase expansion is planned, which will see capacity doubled.

Germany’s Lahmeyer Internationalis the consultant for phase 1.