MELBOURNE/SYDNEY, Sept 15 (Reuters) - France’s Engie SA has received final bids from Chinese-owned Alinta Energy and private Australian firm Delta Electricity for the Loy Yang B coal-fired power plant in Australia, two people familiar with the process said on Friday.
A final decision on the sale - which analysts have estimated could fetch up to $1 billion - is expected by before the end of this year, an Engie spokesman said, declining to comment on the bids.
Loy Yang B, located in Victoria state, is co-owned by Engie and Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co.
Chow Tai Fook Enterprises, owner of Alinta, and Delta Electricity declined to comment.
Reporting by Sonali Paul and Paulina Duran; Editing by Kenneth Maxwell