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Oman’s $623m Salalah 2 power plant to open 8 March

The 445MW power plant, located in the Dhofar governorate, commenced commercial operations at the start of this year

Salalah 2 IPP commenced commercial operations in January 2018 [image: ONA].
Salalah 2 IPP commenced commercial operations in January 2018 [image: ONA].

Dhofar Generating Company is set to open the Salalah 2 Independent Power Plant (IPP) on Thursday, 8 March.

The 445MW power plant, valued at $623.4m (OMR240m), commenced commercial operations at the start of this year, bringing Dhofar Generating Company’s capacity to 718MW.

The company’s chief executive officer, Eng Naef bin Mohammad Al-Awaed, told Oman News Agency (ONA): “The Salalah 2 Independent Power Plant started its commercial operations on 1 January, 2018.”

He added that the company, which already operates a 273MW plant, is now the “largest producer of electricity in the Governorate of Dhofar”.

According to Al-Awaed, the company will sell power generated by the two plants to Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWPC) under a 15-year power purchase agreement.

Dhofar Generating Company was acquired in 2015 by a consortium consisting of Mitsui, ACWA Power, and Dhofar International Development and Investment Holding, from Electricity Holding Company. The consortium was awarded the contract to build the Salalah 2 plant.

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