Six bidding to build huge Al Mirfa power plant

ADWEA facility to produce 1,600MW of power and 52.5m gallons per day

NEWS, Projects, Abu dhabi, Adwea, Al Mirfa, Power generation, Tender

Bids from six international consortia have pre-qualified for Abu Dhabi's Al Mirfa independent water and power project (IWPP).

The plant, which is being built by Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority, will produce 1,600MW of power and 52.5 million gallons of desalinated water per day.

ADWEA will now assess the bids and is expected to sign a contract with the winning consortium by July, while other contracts and agreements relating to the bid should be signed by September 15, according to director-gebneral Abdulla Saif AL Nuaimi.

The winning consortium will build the plant through a public-private partnership deal under a build-operate-transfer model.

Al Mirfa is the tenth project to be built under a PPP model in Abu Dhabi and is part of the emirate's effort to meet an increasing demand for power and water, which ADWEA says "creates new opportunities for developers".

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