World Bank set to prequalify firms for Yemeni power plants

21 January 2010

Developers will build three pilot independent power projects

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.

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