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Review into Oman IPP to cover power and water

Demand for power and water in Duqm forces power project review by OPWP

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Oman is to review the Wusta region's IPP plans. (Getty Images)
Oman is to review the Wusta region's IPP plans. (Getty Images)

A review into the potential Independent Power Project at Duqm, in the Wusta region of Oman, is to be undertaken by the Oman Power and Water Procurement company, a report by the Oman Daily Observer has stated.

The project plans, designed to meet growing industrial power requirements in the region, will be looked at as part of a raft of reviews outlined in a seven-year statement, which intends to lay out the demand outlook for electricity and related desalinated water capacity in Oman between 2011 and 2017.

With Duqm and the surrounding area currently powered by a newly commissioned 67 megawatt diesel-fired power plant, but with peak demand in 2017 expected to reach up to 100 megawatt by 2017, following the establishment of Duqm as an industrial and economic hub, radical power and water plans are being looked at.

Water is expected to rise from 6,000 cubic metres per day to 15,000 in the same time frame, with OPWP reviewing the possibility of a combination power and desalination plant at the power project.
 

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