The government of Oman is in the process of setting out tenders for up to three new power plants in the country, as they seek to boost generating capacity by 2000 MW to 5000 MW.

According to the Times of Oman, the tenders will be scheduled so that the new plants come on line by 2017-18 in order to meet a growing demand for power in the country.
Dr Hilal Abdullah Al Nasseri of Oman Power & Water Procurement Co (OPWP) – the government-owned entity responsible for buying the nation’s power and water supply – said demand for power is set to grow by around 9.5 per cent a year over the next ten years, meaning that between 7190 MW-9133MW will be needed by 2019.

OPWP is also carrying out a detailed study to find a location for a new 200MW-300MW power plant in Duqm.

Dr Al Nasseri said that tenders have been floated for an IPP at Raysut in Salalah with a capacity of 300 MW.

The country recently added two new 744 MW gas power plants to its generation fleet as it continues to build out capacity.

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