Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority (SEWA) is expected to select by mid-September a contractor to carry out the Wasit phase 5 aero-derivative turbine project. Three companies are competing for the turnkey contract, which is being implemented on a fast-track basis and will involve the installation of about 170 MW of new capacity. The project is one of two planned at the Wasit power station: the other calls for the conversion to combined cycle of the existing plant (MEED 27:8:04).
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.
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