The deadline for bids is 20 October.

The contract covers advisory work for a planned coal-fired power plant at Duqm and the extension of an existing plant at Al-Ghubrah.

Three potential legal advisers have purchased the documents. They are Berwin Leighton Paisner, Chadbourne & Parke, and Denton Wilde Sapte.

A number of financial advisers are also lining up for the work. They are Bank Muscat, Citigroup, Ernst & Young, Kuwait’s Gulf Investment Corporation, Gulf One Investment Bank, HSBC, the UK’s IPA Energy with Water Economics, KPMG, Oman Arab Bank, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and India’s Universal Consulting.

The companies vying for the role of technical adviser are the local Century Architects, Germany’s Fichtner, Iran’s Hirbodan, Kema International of the Netherlands, the UK’s Mott MacDonald, India’s National Thermal Power Corporation, Finland’s Poyry, Spain’s Socoin and Australia’s WorleyParsons (MEED 20:8:08).