The Gulf’s power capacity surge continues, with Oman and Saudi Arabia completing major combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plants and Iraq agreeing on plans for another. The two Oman plants and the Saudi plant were both developed by consortia led by France’s GDF Suez, while the Iraqi plant will be built by Greece’s Metka.

On 14 April Oman News Agency (ONA) announced that two independent power producer (IPP) projects with a combined capacity of almost 1.5gw had begun commercial operation, taking the sultanate’s total power generation capacity to 6gw. (CONTINUED - 263 WORDS)