Power masterplan advances

20 November 2003
A team of the US' Black & Veatchand Canada's SNC Lavalinhas been appointed to draw up a 15-year masterplan of the kingdom's power and water requirements from 2006-2020. The study is scheduled for completion by April 2004, and will examine likely population growth and projected demand.

A separate study on proposed restructuring of the local power and water sector is being carried out by a team comprising UK-based management consultant Ernst & Young, Germany's Lahmeyer International, the UK's Hyder Consulting, law firm Myers & Brownand LECGof the US.

However, in early November another team of advisers was appointed for Bahrain's first proposed independent power project (IPP), the initial phase of which will see the installation of 380-420 MW of generating capacity (MEED 7:11:03).

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