Morocco sets January bid deadline for Safi power project

13 August 2008
Prequalified companies have until 15 January to submit bids for the Safi independent power project in Morocco.

The 1,320MW coal-fired plant replaced previous plans to build a plant at Cap Ghir. All of the companies which had prequalified for Cap Ghir automatically prequalified for Safi and have been issued with a request for proposals.

They are the US’ AES Corporation; China Guodian Corporation with China International Water & Electric Corporation; the US’ CMS Generation; France’s EDF International; Portugal’s EDP; Endesa of Spain with Germany’s Siemens Project Ventures; the UK’s International Power; Malaysia’s Malakoff with Saudi Arabia’s Xenel Industries; Japan’s Marubeni Corporation with Abu Dhabi Energy Company (Taqa); Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation; Mitsui & Company, also of Japan; Malaysia’s Powertek Berhad; Belgium’s Suez Energy International; Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation and Spain’s Union Fenosa.

Office National de l’Electricite (ONE) has launched a separate prequalification process for companies which were not prequalified for Cap Ghir. The deadline for prequalification was 11 July and a decision on additional prequalifiers is imminent.

The successful bidder will enter into a 30-year power purchase agreement with ONE (MEED 13:6:08).

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