Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) is expected to award the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for its 132kV cable works for Mostwdat Khoyool, Dantdnya, Hebiah and Majd 132/11kV substations by the second quarter of 2023.

“The tender for the EPC contract was issued on 8 November 2022 and the bid submission was scheduled on 10 January 2023. The contract is expected to be awarded by early April 2023,” a source aware of the project details told Zawya Projects.

The commercial bidders list comprised of AASA Middle East Contracting Company; Acume Electrical Engineering Services; Arar Utility Company; Bin Omairah Contracting Co Dubai Branch; Centaur Electro-Mechanical Contracting Co; Civil & Electrical Projects Contracting; Danway Electrical & Mechanical Engineering; KASCO Contracting; KEC EPC; Maessa Telecomunicaciones Ingenieria; Saudi Modern Company for Metals, Cables & Plastic Industry (Riyadh Cables & Metals) Dubai Branch; Kalpataru Power Transmission; Axis Infra Energy General Contracting; Ray International Electrical Contracting Company; Larsen & Toubro ECC Construction, and Brugg Cables Middle East.

The lowest bid of 25,564,451.32 UAE dirhams ($7 million) was submitted by KASCO Contracting while the highest was submitted by KEC EPC at AED 97,510,369 ($27 million).

The bids of National Contracting Company and Bin Hanif Electromechanical Works were rejected.

The scope of work involves the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 132kV cable network and 132/11kV substation and associated works.

The project is slated for completion by the fourth quarter of 2025, the source said.

In 2022, DEWA had built 15 132kV stations (with total conversion capacity of 2,280 MVA) and two 400kV substations (with total conversion capacity of 4,000 MVA) at a total cost of 3.2 billion UAE dirhams ($871 million).

(Reporting by Senthil Palanisamy; Editing by Anoop Menon)