Under the terms of the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract, the selected contractor will install two 250-MW steam turbines and heat recovery boilers at the 1,000-MW gas-fired plant. A pre-bid meeting will be held on 26 November. An award is expected by the end of the second quarter of 2006.

Al-Zour South comprises eight 125-MW open cycle turbines. It was commissioned on a fast-track basis by Siemens in 2004 (MEED 13:8:04).

The state is looking to significantly expand its power generation capacity as demand for electricity soars. A tender for the 2,500-MW Al-Zour North power plant is expected in 2006, while bids are due by 27 November for the construction of a 1,500-MW power plant at Subiya (MEED 14:10:05; 7:10:05).