Media reports on Al Dur power plant denied
Manama, February 12, 2014
The Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) yesterday dismissed as inaccurate reports in the local press about the performance of Al Dur Power and Water Plant.
No binding court order has been issued requiring the government to pay money to the company, it said in a statement reported the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
"The opinion of an independent British, not French, expert was obtained, as a result of certain disputed contractual and technical matters between the government and Al Dur Power and Water Plant regarding the original contract which was entered into in 2008," it said
"The money estimated by the independent expert is in US dollars and not in Bahraini dinars and it is less than one-third of the amount wrongly mentioned in the news," the statement said.
The government will seek arbitration to resolve the dispute as per contractual requirements, it said.
The inauguration of the plant in 2012 has no connection with the contractual disagreement.
The inauguration was permitted conditionally by the government, subject to the reservation of contractual and technical objections, and availability of sufficient supplies of electricity and water for the people of Bahrain.
More information will be revealed in due course to ensure confidentiality of information. EWA also called on the media to obtain information from authentic sources. - TradeArabia News Service