Two other groups submitted technical bids on 30 November for the new plant, which will have capacity of 230-250 MW. They are: a team of Canada’s SNC Lavalin and the US’ General Electric; and a consortium of Spain’s Abengoa and France’s Alstom. The contract calls for a 24-month engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) phase and a five-year operation and maintenance (O&M) phase. Commercial bids are due at the end of September. The client is state electricity company Office National de l’Electricite. Germany’s Fichtner is the consultant (MEED 5:5:06).