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Tenders for Ibri and Sohar IPP projects floated

A tender for selecting a company to provide supervisory consultancy services for the Ibri and Sohar independent power projects in Oman has been floated by the Oman Power and Water Procurement (OPWP) Company

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A tender for selecting a company to provide supervisory consultancy services for the Ibri and Sohar independent power projects in Oman has been floated by the Oman Power and Water Procurement (OPWP) Company.

The consultant will provide project management and technical consultancy services during the construction phase, commissioning and testing of Ibri and Sohar independent power projects, reported Times of Oman

Japan’s Mitsui and Co.-led consortium was awarded concession early last month to build these two power projects, which will have a combined capital expenditure of $2.3 billion.

The consortium will build two independent gas-fired combined cycle power plants, with a combined generation capacity of 3,150 MW—a 1,450 MW project in Ibri and a 1,700 MW capacity unit in Sohar, which is called Sohar 3.

The mega power plants will supply approximately 30 per cent of the electricity that will be consumed in the Muscat area once the commercial operations are underway.

The contract is expected to be signed this month, and Sohar-3 plans to start operations in January 2019, while the Ibri plant will commence power generation in April 2019, added Mitsui.

Mitsui will operate the plants and sell power under a 15-year agreement with OPWP.

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