Water & Electricity Company has issued a request for proposals to 10 prequalified groups to develop the Ras al-Zour independent water and power project.

Prequalifiers have until 10 February 2008 to submit their bids (MEED 8:6:07).

The oil-fired Ras Al-Zour plant, will have desalination capacityof 220 gallons a day and a power capacity of 850-1,100 MW (MEED 8:6:07).

Prequalifiers (local, unless stated) include:ACWA Power Projects with Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) and Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan;Al-Rajhi International Investment, with Al-Khorayef Group, Taiwan Power Company, Taiwan Cogeneration Company and Taiwan Water Corporation;Arabian Bemco Contracting with Hong Kong Electric International and Gulf Power International;International Power, UK;Malakoff International, Malaysia; Marubeni Corporation, Japan;Sembcorp Utilities, Singapore;Suez Tractebel, Belgium;Sumitomo Corporation, JapanUnion Fenosa, Spain