Bids in for 3780 MW solar combined cycle plant in Saudi

Nine bids have been received to build an integrated solar combined-cycle gas-fired plant that will be one of the Saudi Arabia’s largest power generation facilities.

Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has received the bids for the owner’s engineer role on its planned $3bn, 3,780MW, Taiba power plant.
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The US’ Black & Veatch submitted the lowest offer for the owner’s engineer role with the second-lowest bid submitted by Sweden’s AF Consult, followed by Germany’s Lahmeyer in third place.

The integrated power plant will have a combined-cycle capacity of 3,600MW and will contain an 180MW solar component.

This is the second time the deadline has been extended, with the initial deadline for technical bids having been set to 30 December 2015. The bid date has been extended to allow companies more time to work on bids, due to the large size and complicated nature of the project.

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