EXCLUSIVE: UAE utility prepares to tender coal-fired power plant

Coal-fired power plant

The Federal Electricity & Water Authority (Fewa), the utility provider for the UAE’s northern emirates, is preparing to issue a request for proposals (RFP) for its planned 1.8GW coal-fired power plant by the end of October.

According to sources close to the project, Fewa has received expressions of interest (EoIs) with prequalification (PQ) for the scheme, and is preparing to issue the tender documents imminently. MEED reported earlier in October that seven potential bidders had been issued EoI documents by the utility.

The advisory team for the project is led by the UK’s Deloitte (financial adviser), with the local office of Austria’s ILF Consulting Engineers as technical consultant and the UK’s Trowers & Hamlins as legal adviser.

MEED reported in May that Fewa had selected a site in Ras al-Khaimah for the facility, which will be developed using an independent power project (IPP) model. The site is reportedly located within Ras al-Khaimah Maritime City.

The IPP will be the second major coal-fired power plant in the UAE, with the GCC’s first coal power plant under execution in Dubai.

In November 2016, a consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power and China’s Harbin Electric started construction work on the 2,400MW Hassyan coal-fired power plant in Dubai.

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