RAECO to build diesel-power plant in Khasab
The new plant will have a generation capacity of 80MW
Oman's Rural Areas Electricity Company (RAECO) is planning to set up a diesel-based plant in Khasab, Oman Daily Observer reported. The plant is aimed at meeting the rising power demand in areas that fall outside of the sultanate's two principal electricity grids.
The new plant will have a generation capacity of 80MW. Several local power engineering contractors are bidding for RAECO's contract to execute the power plant in Khasab on an EPC basis. Bids were opened recently and their evaluation is under way, according to RAECO said.
Electricity demand in Oman is growing at an annual rate of around 9 per cent and according to Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP), the sultanate needs an additional power capacity of around 800-1000MW by 2017
RAECO primarily undertakes electricity generation, transmission, distribution and supply and desalination activities in the interior region. The company operates almost all over the sultanate, covering Governates of Musandam, Dhofar (except Wilayat of Salalah), Al Wusta and Wilayat of Masirah.