Qatar invites alternative bids for Facility E IWPP

7 Jan 2021
Qatar invites alternative bids for Facility E IWPP

Qatar’s state utility Kahramaa has invited the bidding groups for the planned Facility E independent water and power project (IWPP) to submit alternative prices for a larger capacity power generation component by 28 February

 

Qatar’s state utility Kahramaa has invited the bidding groups for the planned Facility E independent water and power project (IWPP) to submit alternative prices for a larger capacity power generation component by 28 February.

Energy & Utilities reported in August that Kahramaa had received bids from three groups for the Facility E IWPP project, with Japanese firms dominating the bid list.

The three bidders submitted final clarifications for original bids in November. The bidders have been invited to submit alternative proposals by 28 February for an IWPP with a power generation capacity of 2,600MW. The size of the planned plant in the original tender was 2,300MW, according to sources close to the scheme.

Kahramaa received proposals from the following three groups for the Facility E IWPP:

  • Engie (France) / Mitsui (Japan)/ Shikoku Electric (Japan)
  • Marubeni (Japan)/Kyushu Electric (Japan)
  • Sumitomo (Japan)/ Kansai Electric (Japan)

Each bidding consortium contained a Japanese developer and a Japanese utility.

Kahramaa received bids on 27 August, extended from the previous deadline of 30 April. The original bid deadline had been set in February. The deadline was extended to allow developers more time to work on proposals due to the limitations on logistics as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In addition to the planned 2,300-2,600MW power generation capacity, the Facility E IWPP is expected to have a desalination capacity of 100 million imperial gallons a day (MIGD).

Energy & Utilities reported in June that Kahramaa had appointed a new advisory team for the planned Facility E IWPP project.

The utility originally appointed advisors for the project in 2017, however the client retendered the advisory contract and appointed the following firms: PwC (financial adviser), Clyde & Co (legal adviser) and Energo (technical 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.

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