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Oman Power & Water Co selects firms for Al Sur

OPWP prequalifies six international companies for 2,000MW IPP project

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Oman is gearing up for increased demand for power.
Oman is gearing up for increased demand for power.

Oman’s Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has prequalified six international companies as developers for the 2,000MW independent power project (IPP) at Sur, according to a report by the Times of Oman.

Japan’s Marubeni and Mitsui, Germany’s Siemens, Sembcorp Utilities from Singapore, Turkish Enka and US company AES Oasis Energy are invited to submit bids. A total of 29 companies had expressed interest in the project.

The prequalified companies have until March 7 to submit their final bids.

The OPWP expects the project to be completed before summer peak demand in 2014. The first phase of the project, totaling 500MW of capacity, will come online before peak demand in 2013.


The projects is part of a number of power plants in the pipeline, which are expected to generate a total of around 4,500MW, and guarantee that increasing demand for electricity is met by supply in the Sultanate for the coming seven years, writes the Times of Oman.
 

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