Netherlands-based consultancy firm Kema International is the low bidder for a consultancy services contract for Dubai’s Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa).

The contract covers the implementation and management of distributed renewable resources generators into the Dewa grid.

The Dutch firm submitted a bid of AED5.38m ($1.5m). The second lowest bidder was Italy’s Cesi with a bid of AED6.567m.

There were bids from five other companies:

  • RWE Power International (AED15m)
  • Tetra Tech (AED15.344m)
  • Altran Middle East (AED11.693m)
  • Ernst & Young (AED31.672m)
  • Booz & Co (AED24.207m)

The contract was floated on 5 August and bids were submitted on 15 September.

In mid-August Dewa tendered for its first independent power plant. The IPP will be a clean coal-fired plant and will be located at Hassyan, which was the proposed site for the emirate’s first gas-fired IPP.