Globes reports that the deadline for submitting bids to the joint Ministry of Finance and Ministry of National Infrastructures tender committee, headed by Deputy Accountant General Avi Dor, has been pushed back from October 21, 2009 to December 10, 2009 .
The Ministries of Finance and National Infrastructures have allowed the seven bidders who passed the prequalification stage of the tender more time to prepare their bids.
The $700-800 million build-operate-transfer (BOT) tender is for construction and operation of two solar thermal power plants with a total output of 220 Megawatts.
The seven consortia participating in the Ashalim tender are:
- Shikun u'Binui Holdings Ltd. (Housing and Construction), Solel Solar Systems Ltd., and Bateman Engineering NV;
- Dor Alon Energy in Israel (1988) Ltd., Minrav Holdings Ltd., Germany's Solar Millennium AG, and France's Alstom SA;
- IDB Holding Corp. Ltd. unit Clal Energy Ltd. and Spain's Abengoa SA;
- BrightSource Energy Inc., Veolia Environnement SA, Dalkia Israel Ltd., and Solar Power Inc. of the US;
- Shafir Civil and Marine Engineering Ltd. and France's EDF Energy SA;
- Ormat Industries Ltd. and Germany's Bosch Solar Energy AG;
- Israel Corporation subsidiary IC Green Energy Ltd. (ICG) and Canada's SkyPower Corporation
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