Italy’s Ansaldo has been awarded two contracts worth a total of about €600m ($669.7m) to provide turbines for the Ibri/Sohar 3 independent power project (IPP) in Oman.

For each of the two plants, Ansaldo will provide four gas turbines, four heat recovery steam generators , two steam turbines and six turbo generators to China’s Sepco 3, which is the EPC contractor for both plants.

MEED recently reported that a consortium led by Japan’s Mitsui and Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power had signed the power purchase agreement (PPA) for the 3,150MW Ibri/Sohar 3 IPP.

The team signed the PPA on 1 March.

MEED reported in January that the project owner, Oman Power & Water Procurement Company (OPWP), had selected the Mitsui/Acwa consortium as preferred bidder for the scheme.

Mitsui has the majority share in the winning consortium, with 50.1 per cent ownership. Acwa Power holds 44.9 per cent and the local Dhofar International Development & Investment Holding the remaining 5 per cent.

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Sum of Net Project Value ($m) Industry            
Country Name Construction Transport Gas Industrial Power Water Grand Total
UAE 1287 707   76   14 2084
Kuwait 10   2930       2940
Qatar 151           151
Egypt 140 1156     250 250 1796
Saudi Arabia 1515   1040   110   2665
Oman 45       150   195
Bahrain         3   3
Iran   3000         3000
Grand Total 3148 4863 3970 76 513 264 12834
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