Dubai’s Dewa to invite bids for first IWPP in March

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) is to tender in March the 1500 MW Hassyan power and seawater desalination complex, which will be developed by the private sector.
“We will float a tender in March and we expect to commission it (the plant) in three years by 2014. There has been good interest shown from local and regional developers,” Dewa’s managing director and chief executive officer, Saeed al-Tayer, told Zawya Dow Jones in Dubai.
The Hassyan complex will be implemented on an independent water and power project (IWPP) basis. The project will help Dewa meet rising electricity and water requirements in Dubai and, through the involvement of the private sector, reduce its capital expenditure requirements.
The 1500 MW power station and 120m imperial gallons a day desalination complex will be built near the Abu Dhabi border and use natural gas as feedstock.
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