Jebel Alistation goes to bid

31 May 2002

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) issued tender documents in late May for the first phase of the Jebel Alipower and desalination project. Companies have been given until 26 August to submit bids for the estimated $700 million project, which calls for the installation of 650-700 MW of power capacity and 70 million gallons a day of desalination capacity (MEED 8:2:02; 23:11:01).

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.

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