Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has received statements of qualification from 11 international companies to build 2.6GW of gas-fired power generation capacity to be linked to Oman’s Main Interconnected System (MIS) transmission grid.

While most of the firms are familiar bidders for Middle East power projects (see table), the list includes Tehran-based Mapna – linked to Iran’s Ministry of Energy – which has built much of Iran’s conventional and wind power capacity, but nothing abroad. (CONTINUED - 241 WORDS)