Oman Lines Up 11 Companies For Misfah Power Project, Eyes Import Options

Misfah will be Oman’s first big power plant for which gas supply is not guaranteed. Options include imports of both electricity and gas.

Oman’s state utility OPWP says that 11 firms have submitted qualification documents for development of a 750-850MW capacity power plant to be built at Misfah, 50km southwest of the capital Muscat, for start-up in 2021.

The companies, which include international private power project developers as well as Iranian energy conglomerate Mapna and US turbine-generators manufacturing giant General Electric, “will be informed of the status of their qualification after the necessary approvals are obtained.”

Misfah will be the first conventional large-scale power plant for which Oman’s Ministry of Oil and Gas will not guarantee a supply of gas fuel. The plant would require 100-115mn cfd of gas operating in combined cycle mode. OPWP burned 8.23 bcm (796mn cfd) of gas in power plants in 2015. (CONTINUED - 762 WORDS)


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