The bidders are Geneva-registered Archirodon Construction Services, China Harbour Engineering Company and Belgium’s Jan De Nul.

The turnkey engineering and construction contract involves building a seawater intake and outfall system for the Hassyan power and desalination complex.

It includes onshore and offshore sections of the intake channel as well as intake protection works. The outfall system comprises an outfall chamber and means of transporting the discharge offshore, a boat house and boat-lifting facilities. The contract also includes ancillary works including roads and lighting.

The entire system is scheduled for completion by 1 December 2010 (MEED 30:7:08).

The waterway will serve Dewa power and desalination plants in the Hassyan area, which lies to the southwest of Jebel Ali.

All of Dewa’s existing cogeneration plants are located at Jebel Ali, but space constraints mean that M station, which is being developed there at the moment, will be the last at the site.

Instead Dewa is developing plants at Hassyan. It received seven bids to develop the first phase of P Station at Hassyan in late July.

Five bids were submitted for the 1,500MW power island, and two for the 120-million-gallon-a-day desalination island.