Six line up for BOO projects

10 February 2003
Six groups of companies have purchased tender documents from state power generation and transmission company Tavanirfor the project to build two independent power plants (IPPs) with total capacity of 1,000 MW. The tender is part of the Islamic republic's build-own-operate (BOO) power programme, aiming to add 3,000 MW of capacity to the local power sector. Tavanir is also preparing to release a tender in February to sell off a power plant to the private sector (MEED 13:12:02).

Companies have until the end of April to submit proposals for the Zanjan 1 and 2 power stations, each of 500 MW. Under the Tavanir programme, four other power plants - Khoramabad 1 and 2, which will have combined capacity of 1,000 MW, and two 500-MW plants in Mashad and Kashan - will be tendered at a later stage.

Bid documents will be released before the end of February for the first state-owned power plant to be sold off through a public tender. Companies and investors will be invited to bid for the 350-MW, combined-cycle Khoy power station, located in Azerbaijan province.

The projects are part of Tavanir's programme to increase installed power capacity by 20,000 MW to more than 53,000 MW by 2012.

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