The three companies competing for the aero-derivative turbine project are understood to be Pratt & Whitneyand General Electric, both of the US, and the UK’s Rolls Royce. Companies were requested to submit prices for four turbines, and a two-turbine option. As is usual on a SEWA project, the contract will not cover civils, which will be tendered separately.

Bids for the Wasit plant conversion project are due to be submitted in early October. The successful bidder will install three steam turbines and six boilers at the station.