Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) announced on 19 May the list of qualified bidders for an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to build a power plant with a minimum net firm capacity of 100mw at Musandam. The call for expressions of interest was issued in January and said the power plant will have capacity of up to 120mw and will be fuelled principally by natural gas, but with a back-up option to burn fuel oil.

OPWP listed the 16 qualified bidders as: China’s Sepco III; Spain’s Abeinsa; South Korea’s Doosan; a consortium led by US firm Parsons Brinkerhoff; Spain’s Duro Felguera; a consortium led by Spain’s Initec Energia; India’s Bharat; Greece’s J&P Avax; South Korea’s STX; a consortium led by Denmark’s BWSC; Greece’s Metka; a consortium led by Spain’s Tecnicas Reunidas; Finland’s Wärtsilä; a consortium led by Kuwait’s Kharafi National; Germany’s Siemens; and Spain’s Iberdrola. (CONTINUED - 305 WORDS)