Construction of a new Independent Water & Power Project (IWPP) with production capacity of 2,500 MW and 136 million gallons of desalinated water.
Invitation Date :
Post Date :
June 18, 2013
Closing Date :
May 29, 2014
Last Updated :
May 2, 2018
Power & Alternative Energy, Water Works,
Expressions of Interest (EoI).
This project will be located in Qatar Economic Zone near Mesaieed. Interested parties should submit EoI letters in both hard copy and a scanned copy of the same in PDF format via e-mail by June 24, 2013 to:
Engineer Yousuf A Janahi
Manager, Corporate Planning & Business Development,
Tel: (+974) 4484 5491
with cc to: email@example.com
The EoI Letters must state as a minimum:
- The full name of interested party and company profile (no more than four A4 pages)
- Name and contact details (postal address, telephone number - both office & mobile, fax and e-mail address) for an appropriate point of contact to whom all future correspondence will be sent. Following submission of EoI, Pre-qualification Questionnaire(s) (PQQ) together with an undertaking of confidentiality, will be issued to selected interested parties. These parties will need to satisfy the pre-qualification criteria in order to receive a Request for Bid(s) (RFB).
Contact Person: Ahmad Nasser - Director of Technical Affairs
Tel No: (+974-4) 484 5333
Contact Person: Ahmad Fathi Elbat - Water Projects Director
Tel No: (+974-4) 484 5317.
May 2, 2018
The project is expected to be operational in October 2018. After completing 99% of the project works, the QEWC is now involved in the final preparations before the launch of the project.
April 8, 2018
Work is 99 percent complete. The project is scheduled to be officially opened soon.
February 27, 2018
The project has reached a completion of more than 98%. Phase 1 and 2 (water) are completed with production capacity of 60 MIGD of desalinated water, Phase 2 (Electricity) is completed with production capacity of 1,600 MW and the whole project is expected to be completed on July 1, 2018 with production capacity of 2,520 MW of power and 136 MIGD of desalinated water.
November 23, 2017
About 93% of the plant, which is due to be officially opened after next summer, has been completed, it is currently producing 60% of its electricity capacity and 60% of its water capacity.
October 10, 2017
The development is currently under construction. First power from the scheme is expected in 2017, while the whole facility is scheduled to come online in 2018.
September 24, 2017
The project is currently 92% complete.
March 8, 2017
It is understood that the project has reached a completion rate of 75 per cent. A major part of plant is expected to be completed in 2017 itself, and final completion is expected by July 2018.
January 18, 2017
Construction works are currently in progress.
September 28, 2016
Germany's Siemens recently organized an event in Doha to celebrate arrival of the company's 1,000th gas turbine at Umm Al Houl Combined-Cycle Power Plant. After journeying thousands of miles from the Siemens factory in Berlin, the fifth of six 11-meter-long SGT5-4000F turbines has made it safely to the plant that will supply around a quarter of Qatar's power generation capacity. Siemens has also signed a 25-year service agreement for the plant's maintenance and servicing. The Umm Al Houl plant will commence commercial operations in three phases, with the first phase scheduled to be operational in April 2017 by producing 40 million gallons of water. It will be fully operational by July 2018.
April 28, 2016
The Siemens gas turbine factory in Berlin is shipping its 1,000th gas turbine manufactured at the plant, which is destined for the Umm Al Houl combined-cycle power plant in Qatar. The SGT5-4000F gas turbine, which has a capacity of 300MW, weighs 300 tonnes. The gas turbine will be first to be shipped from factory to Berlin's Westhafen port. From there, it will travel by barge to Rotterdam. Upon arrival at the seaport, the gas turbine will be loaded on to a heavy cargo vessel. It will pass through the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea via Gibraltar. The machine will then enter Red Sea through the Suez Canal, round the Arabian Peninsula and finally reach Qatar. The gas turbine is one of a total of six SGT5-4000F turbines for the Umm Al Houl combined-cycle power plant. Siemens is supplying key components for this plant installing power plant systems there with a total capacity of 2.5GW.
January 19, 2016
Yokogawa Electric Korea and Yokogawa Solution Service Corporation, both subsidiaries of Japan's Yokogawa Electric Corporation, have been awarded contracts to provide control systems for thermal power and desalination plants that are to be constructed in this development. The control system orders received by Yokogawa Electric Korea are for a thermal power plant and a reverse osmosis desalination plant, which were placed by Samsung C&T and Acciona Agua, respectively. The control system order received by Yokogawa Solution Service is for a multi-stage flashing system desalination plant, which was placed by Hitachi Zosen Corporation. Yokogawa will deliver the CENTUM VP integrated production control system and the ProSafe-RS safety instrumentation system. In addition to being responsible for engineering, the company will provide support for the installation and commissioning of these systems. The CENTUM VP system will be able to monitor and control operations at all three plants. Yokogawa's subsidiaries were able to win these orders because the following points were highly evaluated by the end user and the companies that are building these plants: - The engineering capability that Yokogawa demonstrated in Ras Abu Fontas A2 desalination plant project for QEWC - Yokogawa's solid global track record in executing large combined-cycle power plant projects. Umm Al-Houl Power, the special project vehicle for this project, has signed a $2.5 billion project financing deal. Japan Bank for International Cooperation extended a $1.3 billion loan. Other banks include Japan's Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, Mizuho Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corporation, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Norinchukin Bank; local Qatar National Bank and Germany's KfW Ipex Bank.
November 11, 2015
It is understood that this project will reach a financial close in mid-November 2015. Six Japanese banks, led by Japan Bank for International Cooperation will finance the scheme, as well as Qatar National Bank and Germany's KfW Development Bank. The 25-year project finance deal will have a very competitive interest rate of 1.5% over London interbank lending rates (Libor). Japan's Mitsubishi Corporation and Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) are the developers. They will own 20% and 10% respectively of the project company, Umm Al-Houl Power, through a holding company. State-owned Qatar Electricity & Water Company (QEWC) owns a majority 60% stake, while Qatar Petroleum and Qatar Foundation each hold 5%.
October 25, 2015
Germany's Siemens has been awarded a contract to provide turbines and generators for this project. Siemens will supply six gas turbines, four steam turbines and ten generators. First power from the scheme is expected in 2017, with the whole facility scheduled to come online in 2018.
July 29, 2015
Samsung C&T has been awarded a EPC contract on this scheme. The deal is worth $2.4 billions.
July 1, 2015
Switzerland's ABB has been awarded a contract worth $85 million to provide turnkey substations for this scheme. ABB will be responsible for the design, engineering, supply, installation and commissioning of three turnkey substations, which will be used to feed the grid and later step down power for distribution along the new planned development areas. The 400kV and 220/132kV substations are equipped with state-of-the-art gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) as well as advanced control and protection and telecommunication systems.
June 10, 2015
Construction is expected to commence in the third quarter of 2015.
May 26, 2015
Spanish company Acciona Agua has been awarded a contract worth $225 million to build the desalination component in this scheme.
May 25, 2015
Client has officially signed the main contract with a consortium led by Japan's Mitsubishi. About 70-90 MIGD of the desalination capacity will be from multi-stage flash (MSF)/multi-effect distillation (MED) technology, with the remaining 40-60 MIGD coming from reverse osmosis (RO) technology. The project will require a large proportion to be financed by banks. It is thought government-backed export credit agencies (ECAs), such as Japan Bank for International Cooperation, will have to play a role in raising the necessary funding.
March 4, 2015
Client has selected Japan's Mitsubishi Corporation for the main contract on this project. The contract is worth $1 billion. The final agreement will be signed within a week. Construction of the plant is expected to be completed by second quarter of 2018. Client Contact: Mr. Tarek Alyousif (Procurement Manager).
January 26, 2015
Client has asked the three remaining bidders to re-submit final bids for the main contract. The re-submission of final prices is unlikely to affect the bidder rankings, with the consortium led by Japan's Mitsubishi, the lowest bidder by some margin, expected to win the contract. Japan's Marubeni Corporation is the second-ranked bidder, with UK/French GDF Suez Energy International having submitted the highest price.
December 15, 2014
Client is currently conducting tender clarification meetings with three remaining bidders for the main contract. Out of the three remaining bidders, the consortium led by Japan's Mitsubishi is lowest bidder and expected to win the contract, with its bid thought to be quite significantly lower than that of the second ranked bidder, Japan's Marubeni Corporation. The highest bid was submitted by UK/French GDF Suez Energy International.
October 15, 2014
The consortium led by Japan's Sumitomo had submitted the lowest bid for the main contract, but after some issues over technical components of its bid, is now out of this project.
August 27, 2014
It is understood that bidding consortiums are still waiting for news on ranking of prices for this project. Client has had some bid clarification discussions with bidders, but prices have not been revealed.
July 7, 2014
Evaluation of bids is currently underway for the main contract. An award is expected in October 2014.
June 2, 2014
Four out of six pre-qualified consortiums have submitted proposals for the main contract this scheme. Bidding list is dominated by Japanese firms.
April 2, 2014
The deadline to submit bids for the main contract has been further extended from the previous deadline of April 04, 2014. It is understood that consortiums have been formed with the provisional backing of commercial banks in place, including a number of Japanese financial institutions.
February 10, 2014
Client has extended the deadline to submit bids for the main contract from the previous date of February 06, 2014. Pre-qualified bidders include: France’s EDF France / UK’s GDF Suez Energy International Japan’s Marubeni Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation Japan’s Mitsui Japan’s Sumitomo.
December 31, 2013
Invitation to bid (ITB) has been issued for the BOT developer contract on this scheme.
October 29, 2013
It is understood that preparations for the tendering and bidding process for the BOT developer contract is under progress and is expected to be launched soon. Project completion is anticipated in 2016.
Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa)
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