Maaden power plant award due in October

29 September 2008
Discussions are continuing between Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Maaden) and the two bidders for the planned $3bn captive power plant at the Ras al-Zour intergrated aluminium complex.

China’s Harbin Power Engineering Company and South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries submitted bids for the lump-sum turnkey engineering, procurement and construction contract on 31 May.

An award was expected in August but according to a project source, the project is not likely to be awarded before the end of October.

Under the 54-month contract,the successful bidder will build a 2,400MW power plant and a 3.4 million-gallon-a-day reverse osmosis desalination plant (MEED 21:7:08).

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