According to the International Finance Corporation (IFC), an arm of the World Bank, it is waiting for permission from the Yemeni government before it can issue a request for prequalification for three pilot independent power projects.

MEED reported in December that Yemen was planning to invite developers to prequalify for the scheme within weeks (MEED 01:12:09).

More than 40 companies have expressed interest in the scheme. 

Developers will build a 150MW plant at Aden in the south, another 150MW plant at Hodeidah in the west, and a third plant with capacity of 75MW at Al-Mukalla, east of Aden.

The client is the Electricity & Energy Ministry. The IFC is advising the government on the tendering process.

The US’ K&M Consulting & Engineering, the UK’s Norton Rose with the local Al-Suwaidi & Luqman, and PricewaterhouseCoopers are the technical, legal and accounting advisers respectively.