Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) has lengthened the tender submission date for the contract to expand the Hassyan coal independent power project by two months, 2015.
Currently, prequalified associations have until 26 January 2015 to tender plans for the 1,200MW IPP. The initial submission date was 26th of November 2014.
In September, DEWA revealed it had requested eight groups to tender for the Hassyan IPP. The utility has accepted 17 prequalification entries in May.
In February, the utility chose a group led by the UK’s EY as adviser for the project. Dubai has agreed a commissioning date of March 2020 for the first 600MW unit in the coal plant with the second coming on stream 12 months later.
DEWA is also urging ahead the 100MW second phase of its Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Solar Park as an IPP. The utility has prequalified 24 companies for the bid, and has set a new tender submission date of November 20, a month’s lengthening on the original submission date.
The Netherlands’s KPMG has been selected as financial adviser and the UK’s Norton Rose Ful-bright has been opted as legal adviser for the project, which will APPLY photovoltaic technology. The scheme is programmed to be completely equipped in 2017.