Ten companies responded to the tender. From Hyundai Heavy Industries, who wrote CPB and accuses the CEB have launched a tender "tailored" for a Danish company.
CEB plans to buy four diesel turbines with a total capacity of 60 megawatts at a cost of Rs 3.2 billion. But now more bidders believe that the tender has been "tailored" to Burmeister and Wain Scandinavian Contractor.
This Danish company has won several contracts with the CEB. But it has also suffered a setback before the Independent Review Panel for expansion of the power plant at Pointe Monier Rodrigues work at a cost of Rs 500 million.
Hence this letter of protest sent by Hyundai Heavy Industries in Procurement Policy Office and the CPB, which examines the submitted bids.
In his correspondence, the Korean company said that "there is only one company in the world that has 15 megawatts of turbines." She asked why the CEB requires that bidders have turbines ranging between 8 and 20 megawatts, while the CEB research a total of 60 megawatts.
Hyundai Heavy Industries goes even further by suggesting that this specification eliminates de facto companies that sell turbines of more than 20 megawatts. It is estimated that two 30 megawatt turbines would be more economical for the CEB.
CPB called the CEB for explanations on these allegations. CEB executive explained that the specifications were made after a study of their consultant.
Despite these allegations, Hyundai Heavy Industries has submitted its proposal. And they intends to seize the Independent Review Panel. While the CPB says "reserve the right to amend the specifications for this project."