Black & Veatch of the US is to be selected for a major subcontract for equipment supply for the Rousch power scheme, project sources say. The 412 -MW power station is being built on a build-own-operate (BOO) basis by Rousch (Pakistan) Power. The company was set up by Rousch Finance of the US, Germany’s Siemens Power Ventures and ESB International (ESBI), an Irish engineering consultancy group.

The contract is a balance of plant contract, which covers the provision of all equipment other than the major plant components.

Black & Veatch has received a letter of intent, but details of the contract have not yet been finalised, the sources say.

Siemens says that it is currently in negotiations with contractors concerning awards for the civil works and for the boiler and associated equipment. Formal announcements, originally scheduled for April, are now expected in June (MEED 12:4:96).