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Oman News and Analysis

Gas pipeline construction

Petrojet wins Oman gas pipeline contractSubscription

Oman Gas Company awards deal to build 85km pipeline to supply gas to Salalah

Design for Oman Liwa Plastics project complete

CB&I team wins largest Liwa Plastics packageSubscription

The total cost of the Oman scheme is expected to be $5.2bn


Rail sector heads to a very cautious 2016Subscription

Value of contract awards declines by over 30 per cent year-on-year

Power plant

Acwa Power frontrunner for Oman IPPsSubscription

Saudi developer is now favourite to be selected as preferred bidder

Muscat, Oman

Standard & Poor's lowers Oman ratingsSubscription

Sharp increase in budget deficits expected due to lower oil prices


Firms invited to bid on Duqm refinerySubscription

Seven prequalified to bid on two packages of Oman’s largest ever downstream oil project

Oman seeks electricity spot market advice

GCC plans to expand electricity tradingSubscription

Countries want to introduce a market similar to Scandinavia and trade with Europe long-term

Challenging environment for construction sector

CCC secures $350m cash cushion for delayed paymentsSubscription

Regional contractor may borrow more if payments continue to be delayed

Onshore oil drilling

Omani oil company receives equity injectionSubscription

Masirah Oil issues $12.8m of new shares

Oman tourism

Local firms plan large hotel chain in OmanSubscription

Agreement signed with Abu Dhabi firm for hotels in Muscat Sohar and Salalah

Power plant

Oman considers splitting project for next IPPSubscription

Sohar3/Ibri scheme will be sultanate’s largest ever independent power project

Oman receives bids for independent water projects

Oman to invest $5.2bn in power sector Subscription

Investment is planned over next five years

Pipeline construction

Iran starts studies for Oman pipelineSubscription

Engineering is split into onshore and offshore sections

Muscat airport

Hill wins Oman airports contract extensionSubscription

US consultant secured the deal in 2012

Inside a power plant

Doosan wins Oman turbine dealSubscription

South Korean contractor will supply steam turbines and generators

Oil tanker

GCC revenues down $275bn in 2015Subscription

Economic reforms needed if oil prices remain low


Oman to appoint consultant to set up PPP unitSubscription

Firm will assist in creation of body to oversee infrastructure programme

Oman money

Negative outlook for Oman banks; Kuwait stableSubscription

Moody’s banking sector outlooks driven by government spending levels

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Boeing lobbying for Exim reauthorisationSubscription

Company executive says bank’s suspension puts competition at advantage

Deadline extended for next Oman independent power project

Arqaam sells power plant shareSubscription

Bought by local pension fund

majeed karim

Energy trading in GCC moves step closerVideoSubscription

The GCC wants to extend its electricity grid to be able to export and import energy beyond the bloc

Qatar seeks further prices from Facility D independent water and power plant bidders

Acwa Power gains further ground in GCC developer rankingsSubscription

UK/French Engie retains the number one spot in MEED’s 2015 GCC developer ranking

Oman port

Falling liquidity to push up cost of PPPsSubscription

Sound projects will find financing, but on less favourable terms


Private financing resurfaces in regionSubscription

Governments need to create effective and transparent institutions to succeed this time around

Hamad Port

The best and worst ports in the regionSubscription

The shipping industry in the Middle East and North Africa is recording solid growth, but such statistics mask the large gap between the best and the worst ports

Oman is expected to be one of the key markets in the region for project finance in 2015

Oman moves to contain impact of deficitSubscription

Muscat began issuing sovereign bonds at the start of this year

Qatar bank liquidity at risk from oil slump

Falling liquidity to drive up the cost of financeSubscription

Lower oil revenues have dampened liquidity at GCC banks

Kuwait International airport

Transport projects need major technology investmentsVideoSubscription

Planned airport, seaports, rail and metro projects across the GCC require at least $16bn worth of ICT solutions

GCC price indices 2015

Oil price volatility hits stock marketsSubscription

Mixed results for GCC equity markets during first half