The group was the low bidder for the project. A team of Germany’s Siemens and the local Al-Shatta for Technical Engineering also submitted a bid.

The €650m ($917m) contract covers the design, supply, construction and commissioning of a gas-fired power plant with a minimum capacity of 700MW. Ansaldo is the turbine supplier. The construction period is 36 months.

The project is the largest engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) scheme ever won by Metka.

The client is the Public Establishment for Electricity Generation & Transmission.