KAHRAMAA, Qatar’s General Electricity and Water Corporation, has extended the deadline for bidders to submit proposals for the planned Facility E independent water and power project (IWPP) until September 30, reports Energy & Utilities.
The planned project has experienced several delays and changes since advisors were originally appointed in 2017. In June of 2020 a new set of advisors for the Facility E IWPP was announced by KAHRAMAA, while the closing date for the tender at the time was August 2020. According to Energy & Utilities, three groups submitted bids in August 2020 for the project, which was expected to have a power generation capacity of 2,300 MW and a desalination capacity of 100 MIGD:
- Engie (France) / Mitsui (Japan)/ Shikoku Electric (Japan)
- Marubeni (Japan)/Kyushu Electric (Japan)
- Sumitomo (Japan)/ Kansai Electric (Japan)
Subsequently, KAHRAMAA decided to expand the capacity of the project from the 2,300 MW originally planned to 2,600 MW, and invited bidders to submit alternative proposals by February 28 of this year for the larger capacity project. The February deadline was afterwards extended to June 30, and now to September 30.
The Facility E IWPP will be the first cogeneration project since Qatar commissioned Facility D IWPP in 2018, with a power generation capacity of 2,500 MW and a desalination capacity of 136 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD).