Three line up for Abu Dhabi T&D work

06 December 2002

Three companies - France's Alstom, ABB of Europe and Japan's Toshiba Corporation - have submitted bids for the first package on the 400-kV interconnection and related facilities project in Abu Dhabi (MEED 2:8:02; 29:3:01).

Package 1, estimated to be worth AED 200 million ($54 million), involves the supply and installation of two 400-kV substations to be located on the eastern ringroad beside the Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA) main building.

The Abu Dhabi interconnection project is being tendered in three packages. Bids are under study for packages 2 and 3. Package 2, estimated to be worth AED 120 million ($33 million), covers the supply and installation of a 35-kilometre-long, 400-kV overhead transmission line between Mussafah and Umm al-Nar. The last package is for about 21 kilometres of cabling (MEED 22:11:02).

The consultant is the UK's PB Power; the client is ADWEA.

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