The Oman Power & Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has awarded two advisory contracts for its planned coal-fired independent water and power project (IWPP) at Duqm.

Australia’s WorleyParsons won the technical consultancy contract on the scheme. It will generate up to 1,000MW. The company bid RO324,638 ($842,996).

KPMG secured the financial advisory contract, which it had priced at RO418,511.

The state power firm has yet to award the legal advisory contract for the Duqm plant.

It invited six firms to give presentations at its offices in Muscat in the second week of September.

They were the local Al-Alawi & Company; US firms Chadbourne & Parke and DLA Piper; and UK law firms Simmons & Simmons, Trowers & Hamlins and Clifford Chance.