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Oman: Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) announces second solar power project with a capacity of 500MW-1000MW

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10-10-2018

Oman: Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) announces second solar power project with a capacity of 500MW-1000MW

Background
 
In line with Oman's vision to diversify fuel resources for power generation and in order to achieve the government’s target of a ten per cent share of renewable energy production of total electricity generation by 2025, the OPWP plans to procure more than 2.6GW of renewable energy independent power projects (IPPs) by 2025.

Following the ongoing procurement of the first large utility scale PV project in Oman (Ibri II), the OPWP is preparing to launch the tender process for a second solar power project in Oman with a capacity of 500-1000MW.

Second solar project

Currently, OPWP is seeking proposals from interested bidders to provide technical consultancy services for the development of the project and to advise on the competitive tendering of the project.

Selected consultants will assist with advice during the tendering of the 500-1000 MW project named Solar 2022, which is expected to take place next year.

Update on Ibri II

As for the first large utility scale PV, Ibri II, the request for proposal has already been issued to 12 international companies and the project is expected to be commercially viable in Ibri (northwest Oman) by 2021.

According to the OPWPs’ seven-year plan, the third solar IPP and two wind-based IPPs will commence the procurement process towards the end of 2019. Commercial operation for both to be expected in 2023.

If you want to discuss the above, or any other clean energy opportunities in Oman or the wider MENA energy market, please contact the team below.