Acceptance tests completed at Salalah IWPP
Sembcorp reports successful acceptance tests at Oman plant
Sembcorp Industries has announced the successful completion of acceptance tests at the US $1 billion Salalah Independent Water and Power plant in Oman. The plant, which has been constructed by Sembcorp's joint venture company Sembcorp Salalah Power and Water Company, is now set to commence full commercial operations under a 15-year power and water purchase agreement with the Oman Power and Water Procurement Company.
The completed plant has a total capacity of 490 megawatts and a desalination production capacity of 15 million gallons per day. The plant will now have a major role to play in meeting the rapidly growing demand for power and water in the Dhofar region of southern Oman.
Sembcorp holds a 60% stake in the project through its subsidiary Sembcorp Utilities, alongside the holdings of the Oman Investment Corporation and Bahrain’s Instrata Capital. Sembcorp is also a majority shareholder in the Sembcorp Salalah O&M Company that will maintain and operate the plant.
"This facility will enable us to provide essential power and water to meet the growing demand in Dhofar. Together with our partners and the Omani government, we will play our part in helping to address the region's pressing power and water needs. With the completion of the Salalah IWPP, our second project in the Middle East, we look forward to continue expanding our presence in this region," said Sembcorp's group president and CEO Tang Kin Fei.
Sembcorp is already active in the GCC, owning and operating the Fujairah IPWP in the UAE. The company's total power capacity in the Middle East has now reached 1.4GW .