Syria’s Public Establishment for Electricity Generation & Transmission has delayed the deadline for bids to expand its Al-Nassirieh power plant.

The new deadline is 22 October. Bids were originally due on 7 September.

The winning bidder will design, build, supply, transfer, insure and test two gas turbines with capacity of 100-150MW each. The plant will run on natural gas and distillate.

Syria is also moving ahead with its first independent power project (IPP), to be built at Al-Nassirieh. Five groups bid for the contract in July. They are the UAE’s Creative Energy Resources, Russia’s Escous Energy, local Kanan Trading, Greece’s Terna Energy, and a team of Marafeq and Finland’s Wartsila. Marafeq is a joint venture of Syria’s Cham Holding and several Kuwaiti firms (MEED 10:7:09).