Siemens-led consortium wins H3

30 June 2006
A consortium led by Germany's Siemens and including the local Emirates Trading Agency (ETA) has been awarded the turnkey contract to carry out the phase 3 development of the single-cycle H station at Al-Aweer. The award, valued at about $450 million, calls for the installation of about 850 MW of new capacity at the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) site (MEED 10:2:06).

The Siemens/ETA consortium beat off competition from three other bidders to take the award. They were: Iran's Mapna International; a consortium of South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and the US' General Electric; and South Korea's Hyundai Engineering & Construction. The contract, which involves the supply and installation of four turbines, is expected to take 22-24 months to complete.

The award is Siemens' latest at H station. In late 2004 it won, in consortium with Saudi Arabia's Arabian Bemco Contracting, the phase 2 development contract, involving the installation of 400 MW of new capacity. It has also recently been awarded the H3 substation package, which calls for the construction of a 400/132-kV substation (MEED 12:5:06). The consultant on H3 is the UK's Mott MacDonald.

DEWA has also set new bid closing dates for its next co-generation project, the grassroots Jebel Ali M power and desalination project. For the plant works, which covers the construction of a 2,000-MW, 105 million-gallon-a-day (g/d) complex, bids are now due to be submitted on 15 July. For the related 400-kV substation package, the revised bid closing date is 11 July. The consultant is Germany's Fichtner (MEED 10:3:06).

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