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Bahrain’s EWA receives bids for Al-Dur Phase 3 IWPP consultancy tender

  • Bahrain’s EWA receives bids for Al-Dur Phase 3 IWPP consultancy tender

The Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) of Bahrain has received three technical bids for its consultancy services tender for the 3rd phase of Al Dur Independent Water and Power Plant (IWPP), informs ZAWYA.

According to Bahrain Tender Board, the three companies to submit technical bids are Ernest & Young Middle East, Deloitte and Touche, KPMG Fakhro.

Located at Al Dur, in Bahrain, the Al Dur Phase 3 IWPP will have a 50 MIGD (Million Imperial Gallons Per Day) desalination plant and a 1,500 to 1,800-megawatt (MW) capacity combined cycle power plant.

The Power & Water Purchase Agreement (PWPA) plans an implementation programme that will allow early commercial operation of the power plant in Open Cycle Gas Turbine (OCGT) mode and of 50 percent of the desalination capacity in summer 2027.

ACWA Power announced in June 2022 the start of operations of Phase 2 of Al Dur 2 IWPP. According to the organization’s webpage, the Plant shall be developed to generate 1,500 MW of Power based on Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) technology and produce 50 MIGD of water through Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) technology.

The consortium made up of ENGIE and Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC) currently operate the $2.1 billion Al Dur IWPP. The plant has a capacity of 1,243MW and 48 MIGD.

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