Bahrain

Al Ezzel IPP
Client: Bahrain Ministry of Finance & National Economy (MoFNE)
Budget: $503 million

Scope: The project calls for the construction of the first Independent Power Project (IPP) at Al Ezzel in Bahrain. The power plant will have a total power generation capacity of 950 MW at completion. First phase involves installation of four gas turbines to generate 470 MW of power. The second phase involves installation of two steam turbine generators to deliver an additional 480 MW.

Status: Phase 1 has started commercial operation. Phase 2 is scheduled for completion on May 1, 2007.

Oman

Barka 2 IWPP
Client: Oman Ministry of National Economy
Budget: $900 million

Scope: The project calls for the construction of a new Independent Water and Power Project (IWPP) at Barka in Oman. The new IWPP is expected to have power generation capacity of 700 MW and a desalination capacity of 20 million gallons per day of water. The contract also includes acquisition of the existing Rusail 1 station.

Status: Prequalified developers have formed four groups to submit bids on May 29, 2006 for the Barka 2 IWPP project.

Qatar

Kahramaa – Qatar Transmission System – Substation Package Client: Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa)
Budget: $110 million

Scope: The project consists of construction of six new substations in Doha: the 220/66/11 kV Abu Hamour North Substation, the 220/66/11 kV Doha Central Substation, the 132/66/11 kV Maither Central Substation, the 132/66/11 kV Duhail Substation, the 66/11 kV Ali Bin Abi Thalib Street, 66/11 kV Substation and expansion and modification work on a number of other substations.

Status: Substation package of the comprehensive Qatar power transmission scheme is complete.

Qatar Power Transmission System Expansion – Phase VI
Client: Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa)
Budget: $567 million

Scope: The scope of work for establishment of Phase VI Transmission Network expansion consists of the following:

LOT 1: The proposed small and medium scale industries substations are to be established as an extension to the existing substations PSS3 and PSS1. Establishment of four primary substations and the extension of existing substations with connecting cables, project consists of the following: extension to PSS3 by adding third section of 66 kV GIS and other modifications, construction of four 66/11 kV, 40 MVA transformer feeder substations at PSS2, PSS5, PSS7 and PSS8. Installation of 66 kV, double circuit underground cable (UGC) feeders of capacity of 40 MVA with approximate 2.5 km route length between each of the following substations: PSS3 and PSS2; PSS3 and PSS5; PSS3 and PSS7; PSS3 and PSS8. LOT 2: This lot consist of nine new substations and modifications to ten existing substations with cable connections and other related works: Establishment of new 220/132/66 kV Naeeja Super transformer feeder primary substation incorporating 220/132 kV transformers, 132/66 kV transformers, 132 kV GIS, 66 kV GIS and other equipment.

Status: The two packages of phase VI of Qatar power transmission system expansion are expected to be commissioned by the end of 2006.

Saudi

SWCC – Jubail IWPP Phase 3
Client: Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC)
Budget: $2500 million

Scope: The project calls for phase 3 expansion of Jubail IWPP, which will add 1100 MW of power generation and 340 000 cubic meters per year (nearly 90 mg/d) of water desalination.

Status: SWCC has planned and approved budget for 3rd phase expansion to Jubail IWPP. The expansion will serve eastern province.

SEC – Shuqaiq Kadmi Overhead Line
Client: Saudi Electricity Company (SEC)
Budget: $279 million

Scope: The project calls for the supply and installation of a double overhead power transmission line linking the 380 kV Shuqaiq power generation plant and the 380/123 kV Kadmi substation.

Status: Meedco has been officially awarded the EPC contract.

SEC – Jazan Power Plant Expansion
Client: Saudi Electricity Company (SEC)
Budget: $32 million

Scope: The project calls for expanding the power generation capacity at Jazan power plant by 65.7 MW. The scope of work includes the supply and installation of a 65.7 MW gas fired generation unit and control systems.

Status: Al Toukhi has been awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to expand the Jazan power plant by 65.7 MW over a 20 month period.

SEC – PP9 Expansion

Client: Saudi Electricity Company (SEC)
Budget: $960 million

Scope: The project calls for the expansion of the existing power plant PP9 in Saudi by about 1200 MW. The new expansion will be built on Blocks C and D alongside the existing facility. The expansion will use 20 heavy crude GE Frame 7 turbines.

Status: Bemco has signed a $643 million finance deal with GIB for the project.

RCJY – Jubail 2 Substation 1

Client: The Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY)
Budget: $70 million

Scope: The project calls for the supply, construction and commisioning of 330/115 kV substation 1 to serve first phase of in Jubail 2. The scope of also includes a 3 km, 380 kV transmission line.

Status: RCJY has awarded NCC the substation 1 to serve first phase oh Jubail 2. The contract will take two years to complete.

UAE

The World Development – Power and Water
Client: Nakheel
Budget: $1000 million

Scope: The project calls for providing utility infrastructure (mainly power) to the World development of Nakheel, 303 artificial islands. The World will require about 500 MW of power generation capacity.

Status: DEWA will not be able to provide power and water utility and services to the World development. Nakheel will have to outsource power and water to an international utility company. It is understood that Nakheel is negotiating with utility developer and plans to announce shortlisted prequalifieds in September 2006. Nakheel will also need to get government license.

Tenders, Bids & Contracts

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