Oman: Musandam IPP Bids Sought

Oman Power and Water Procurement (OPWP) has invited bids for a PMC contract for an independent power producer (IPP) project in Oman’s isolated northern Musandam Peninsula (see map, p12).

OPWP says the successful bidder will provide project management and technical consultancy during the construction, testing and commissioning of the Musandam IPP project. The bid deadline is 29 March.

Project developer Musandam Power Company (MPC), in which state firm Oman Oil Company (OOC) is the main shareholder, has awarded Finland’s Wärtsilä an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to build the plant, for start-up in 2016.

The 120MW dual-fuel plant will comprise 15 internal combustion engines, normally burning gas but with diesel as back-up. It will receive gas from an adjacent OOC processing plant. Musandam’s existing 88MW of capacity in four plants is all diesel-fuelled (MEES, 16 January). (CONTINUED - 265 WORDS)