Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has invited six companies to submit proposals for an independent power project (IPP) in Salalah in the country’s south, according to the Oman Observer. The Salalah-2 plant will have 300-400MW capacity and will be built alongside a 273MW plant at Raysut, operated by Dhofar Generating Company.

OPWP’s prequalified developers are France’s EDF; Japan’s Mitsui, Marubeni and Sojitz, Korea’s Kepco and Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power. The project is being offered under a 20-year build-own-operate (BOO) agreement. The deal will include acquisition of the Raysut plant under OPWP’s privatization plan, following the unbundling of the power plant from linked transmission and distribution assets. (CONTINUED - 271 WORDS)