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Project Summary
Project Name: Bahrain EWA’s Al Dur Independent Water and Power Project (IWPP) – Phase II
Facility Type: IWPP - Independent Water and Power Project
Client: Bahrain’s Electricity & Water Authority (EWA)
Budget (US $): 2,000,000,000
Project Initiation: Not Given
Project Completion:: Jun 07, 2021
Status: PMC Awarded,EPC Awarded,
Location: Ad Dur
Project Current Status

Bahrain’s Al-Dur Power & Water Company has closed a $1.3bn refinancing that replaces its original financing, secured in 2009. Clifford Chance, a leading global law firm, had played a key role as advisor to Engie on the new 10-year $1.31 billion refinancing, which featured a dual tranche structure, and included over 20 regional and international lenders, via conventional and Islamic facilities. (December 2018)

Project History
  • The client has invited consultants to submit expressions of interest for the consultancy services contract. (August 2015)
  • Client has re-tendered the consultancy deal after receiving only one proposal for the initial tender. (March 2016)
  • Bids have been received from six consultancy groups. (June 2016) 
  • Client is still evaluating proposals for the consultancy services contract. (October 2016)
  • Three bids has been opened for Bahrain IWPP consultancy deal - PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, and HSBC. (November 2016)
  • Client has appointed KPMG Fakhro of Netherlands as advisor for the project. The contract value is worth BD 616,375 ($ 1.6 million). (November 2016)
  • Developers of the project are expected to move ahead with refinancing in early 2017. (December 2016)
  • Client is set to invite developers next month to pre-qualify for the planned phase II of Al Dur project. (April 2017)
  • Developers have been invited to pre-qualify for the planned phase II of Al Dur IWPP. Last date to submit pre-qualifications documents is 21 June, 2017. (May 2017)
  • Client has extended the deadline to submit pre-qualification documents for IWPP. It is now due on 2 August, 2017. (July 2017)
  • The pre-qualification documents have been received from 15 companies for the IWPP. They are - Acwa Power, CGNPC International Limited, China Machinery Engineering Corporation, Diamond Generating Europe Limited, EDF International, Enel, Gulf Investment Corporation, Korea Electric Power Corporation, Malakoff International Ltd, Marubeni, Mitsui & Co., Powerchina Resources Limited, Sojitz Corporation, Sumitomo Corporation, and T7 Global Berhad. The selected contractor will Build, Own and Operate the IWPP. (August 2017)
  • Client has notified pre-qualifiers for its planned Al Dur 2 IWPP. (November 2017)
  • Bids have been submitted for consultancy services for Water Transmission Project associated with the planned Al Dur IWPP - Phase II project. The bidders are - Arcadis Consulting Middle East Limited and Mott Macdonald Limited. (November 2017)
  • RFP has been issued for the phase II development of the planned Al Dur Independent Water and Power Project (IWPP). Last date to submit bids is 28 February, 2018. (January 2018)
  • Bids submission deadline for phase II development of the IWPP has been extended to 2 May, 2018, from the previous date of 28 February, 2018. (January 2018)
  • Bids submission deadline for the IWPP development has been extended to 27 June, 2018, from the previous May submission deadline. (June 2018)
  • Acwa Power and Sumitomo Corporation have submitted bids on 27 June for the IWPP contract. (June 2018)
  • Bids have been opened on contract for phase II development of the planned Al Dur IWPP. Acwa Power has submitted the lowest bid price. (August 2018)
  • A consortium led by Acwa Power of Saudi Arabia and Mitsui of Japan has been selected for the project. The consortium submitted the lowest commercial proposal – power tariff of BD 12.95 per megawatt hour, and a water tariff of BD 0.26 per cubic metre. The contract scope will involve the design, procurement, construction and commissioning of the plant, gas connection facilities and the seawater intake/outfall facilities. The contract will also cover the operation and maintenance of the plant and the seawater intake/outfall facilities. (October 2018)
Project Contract Awards - Feed
Contractor Prequalified Contractor Bids Submitted Contractor Awarded | Contract Value
Project Contract Awards - PMC
Contractor Prequalified Contractor Bids Submitted Contractor Awarded | Contract Value
  • KPMG
  • Ernst & Young
  • BNP Paribas
  • Gulf International Bank
  • HSBC
  • PwC
  • BNP Paribas
  • Ernst & Young
  • Gulf International Bank
  • HSBC
  • KPMG
  • PwC
  • KPMG
Project Contract Awards - EPC
Contractor Prequalified Contractor Bids Submitted Contractor Awarded | Contract Value
  • Acwa Power of Saudi Arabia / Mitsui of Japan
  • Enel Power
  • Korea Electric Power Corporation .Kepco.
  • Marubeni Corporation
  • Malakoff International
  • Sumitomo Corporation
  • Sojitz Corporation
  • CGNPC International Limited
  • China Machinery Engineering Corporation
  • Diamond Generating Europe Limited
  • EDF International
  • Gulf Investment Corporation
  • Powerchina Resources Limited
  • T7 Global Berhad
  • Acwa Power of Saudi Arabia / Mitsui of Japan
  • Sumitomo Corporation
  • Acwa Power of Saudi Arabia / Mitsui of Japan
Related Projects
No Related Projects
Project Schedule

August 2015: Invitation to Bid for PMC

June 2016: Bid submission PMC

November 2016: Contract Award PMC

August 2017: Pre-qualification documents submitted for BOO contract

November 2017: Bid Submission for PMC of Water Transmission Project

January 2018: Invitation to Bid for EPC

August 2018: Bid Submission EPC

Q2 2021: Expected Commissioning & start-up 

Project Scope

The project scope involves the development of the planned phase II of Al Dur Independent Water and Power Project (IWPP) in Bahrain.

 

The project aims to more than double the plant’s existing power generation capacity of 1200 MW by adding a further 1500 MW. It will have a desalination component of about 50 million imperial gallons a day (MIGD). 

 

EWA will purchase the power under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA).

 

KPMG Fakhro of Netherlands is the financial adviser for the project. The Trowers & Hamlins of UK is legal adviser and WSP of Canada appointed as technical adviser for the project.

 

The project is part of EWA’s strategy to meet future demand for electricity, which is expected to grow by an average of up to 6.4 percent until 2020.

Project Structure:
The project is owned, operated and managed by Bahrain’s Electricity & Water Authority (EWA).
RashidAl Kaabi
Address: Ministry of Electricity & Water, P.O. Box 2, Manama, Bahrain, Arabian Gulf.
Designation: H.E The Minister's Office Manager
Department: Executive Management
Phone: .+973. 17522030
Fax: .+973. 17552016
Salman Abdul RasoolKhalaf
Address: Ministry of Electricity & Water P.O. Box 2, Manama, Bahrain
Designation: -
Department: Executive Management
Phone: .+973. 522080
Fax: .+973. 522039