10 March 2019
Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has invited proposals to provide supervisory consultancy services for its first utility-scale solar independent power project (IPP).
The consultant will provide project management and technical consultancy services during the construction, commissioning and testing of the 500 megawatt (MW) Ibri 2 solar IPP, a public invite said.
Documents are available till 18 March 2019 and the last submission date is 14 April 2019, the invite added.
In November 2018, local newspaper Oman Daily Observer had reported that three international consortiums were vying to develop the project located in Ibri in the Dahira Governorate. The consortiums listed in the report included Masdar, Total Solar and Jinko Power (HK) Company; ACWA Power, Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC) and Alternative Energy Projects Company; and Marubeni Corporation, Oman Gas Company (OGC), Nebras Power, and Bahwan Renewable Energy Company.
Contract award was expected in early 2019 and commissioning by June 2021, the report had said.
In April 2018, the same newspaper had reported that the project would cost $500 million.
(Writing by Sowmya Sundar; Editing by Anoop Menon)
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