The tender calls for bids from consortiums made up of a technical, financial and legal adviser. The successful group will act as the consultant on the Duqm coal-fired and the brownfield Ghubrah West IWPP (MEED 8:8:08).

The deadline for bids is 22 September. The Oman Power & Water Procurement Company is the client.

The potential bidders include BankMuscat, Ernst & Young and KPMG.

A number of law firms are also considering bidding. They include Denton Wilde Sapte, Berwin Leighton Paisner and Chadbourne & Parke.

Other potential bidders include the UK’s Mott MacDonald, Germany’s Fichtner, Australia’s WorleyParsons, Iran’s Hirbodan EPC Company, India’s National Thermal Power Corporation, Spain’s Socoin Ingenieriea y construccion industrial, the local Century Architects, Finland’s Poyry, Kema International of the Netherlands, Universal Consulting Engineers, and Beirut-based Dar al-Handasah (Shair & Partners).