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Pheonix Power eyes more projects in Oman

Consortium will bid for more tenders after inaugurating country’s largest power plant.

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Phoenix Power Company is set to bid for two new power projects in Oman after inaugurating the country’s largest power plant.

The consortium of Marubeni Corporation and Chubu Electric Power of Japan, Qatar Electricity and Water Company (QEWC) and Multitech (part of the Suhail Bahwan Group, Oman) is the owner of the OMR 633mn ($1.6bn) Sur IPP, a 2,000MW power plant which was formally unveiled this week though it began operating in December last year.

Phoenix plans to bid for power projects in Ibri and Sohar regions with a combined capacity of 3,200MW, The Oman Observor reported.

“Phoenix Power along with its same consortium partners will be taking part in the bids as the tender was floated only recently,” Khalid Jolo, the chairman of the Phoenix Power Company told the newspaper at the launch.

Located in Sur Industrial Estate, the hitech plant is part of the continuous development initiative of independent power projects by Oman Power and Water Procurement (OPWP).

OPWP signed the agreements in 2011 with Phoenix Power Company to build, own and operate the Sur Power Plant. The plant represents more than 28% of the current installed capacity on the Main Interconnected System in the Sultanate.

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