Submission for an integrated solar combined-cycle (ISCC) plant at Al-Abdaliyah has been extended by two months to late July by the Kuwaiti government.
It is the second time that deadline has been extended, with bids originally due in March.
The 280 MW ISCC will contain a 60 MW solar energy component to go alongside gas-fired power capability.
KAPP, Kuwait’s public-private partnership (PPP) body which was formerly called the Partnerships Technical Bureau (PTB), is overseeing the development of the scheme in partnership with the Ministry of Electricity & Water (MEW).
The previous deadline was 17th May, but the client has notified developers that the deadline has been extended. The new deadline is expected to be 21st July, according to a source close to the scheme.
The seven prequalified groups, with lead developer specified, are:
- Acwa Power (lead; Saudi Arabia) / Al-Mulla Group (local) / Acciona Energia (Spain)
- Abengoa (lead; Spain) / Sojitz (Japan) / Alghanim International (local)
- EDF (lead; France) / Toyota (Japan) / Al-Sager (local) / TSK (Spain)
- Korea Electric Power Corporation (lead; South Korea) / Kharafi National (local) / Aries Energy (US)
- GDF Suez (lead; now called Engie; France/UK) / Elecnor (Spain)
- JGC (Japan)
- RWE (lead; Germany) / Ali Kharafi (local)
[bc_video account_id=”1214147015″ player_id=”4697982639001″ video_id=”4897796856001″ min_width=”320px”]