Oman shortlists power bidders

Oman Power & Water Procurement Company said that it has shortlisted eight international firms for the construction of a 400 MW power and water desalination plant in Salalah.

Oman Power & Water Procurement Company said that it has shortlisted eight international firms for the construction of a 400 MW power and water desalination plant in Salalah.

The eight firms are the US-based General Electric; Spain's Union Fenosa; Mitsui and Marubeni, both of Japan; Malaysia's Malakoff; Australia's Transfield Services Infrastructure; Abu Dhabi's Mubadala and Singapore's SembCorp.

The bids are expected to be opened on 12 May, with the contract awarded three to four months later. The project will be awarded on a build, own, operate and transfer basis. The desalination plant will supply 15 million gallons of water per day.

The power plant is expected to be in operation in the summer of 2009, while the desalination plant will be operational by mid-2010.

According to a recent report by the Oman Power & Water Procurement Company, demand for electricity in the Main Interconnected System (MIS) is expected to reach 5,111MW a year by 2014, while demand for desalinated water is expected to be 236 million m³.

"This increase reflects a major policy drive away from reliance on groundwater resources in most regions, as well as the effects on demand of population growth and economic development," the report said.

The MIS covers Muscat, Buraimi, South Batinah, Dakhliyah, Sharqiya, North Batinah and Dhahirah. The report also discussed the development of renewable energy sources, in particular wind power, between 2012 and 2014 in the Salalah area.

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