Developers given four-month extension for Qatar IWPP bids

26 Apr 2020
Developers given four-month extension for Qatar IWPP bids

Client has extended deadline of the Facility E IWPP project due to ongoing restrictions on travel due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Qatar state utility Kahramaa has extended the bid submission date for the planned Facility E independent water and power producer (IWPP) project by almost four months.

The client has set a new bid submission date of 27 August, extended from the previous deadline of 30 April. This is the third time the submission date has been extended for the IWPP, with the original bid date having been set in February.

Energy & Utilities recently reported that developers had been informed they could submit proposals electronically due to the travel restrictions and other measures being undertaken in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. However, the client has now decided to give developers more time to work on proposals due to the logistical challenges facing many of the international bidders currently.

The Facility E IWPP is expected to have a power generation capacity of 2,300MW and a desalination capacity of 100 million imperial gallons a day (MIGD).

Energy & Utilities understands that prequalified bidders for the project include: Engie (France) / Mitsui (Japan), Itochu (Japan), Kepco (South Korea) / Mitsubishi (Japan), Marubeni (Japan), PowerChina (China) and Japan's Sumitomo.

The appointed advisory consortium for the project includes UK-based EY as financial adviser, Finland’s Poyry as technical adviser and the UK’s DLA Piper as legal adviser.

The Facility E IWPP is the first cogeneration project that Qatar has proceeded with since it commissioned the Facility D IWPP in 2018. The Facility D plant was developed with a power generation capacity of 2,500MW and a desalination component of 136 MIGD.

The Facility D IWPP was developed by a consortium led by Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation and Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco). South Korea’s Samsung C&T was the main engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the 2.5GW combined-cycle power plant, with Japan’s Hitachi Zosen the lead contractor for the desalination plant.

Germany’s Siemens provided turbines and generators for the power plant. 

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