Oman Power & Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has invited existing power producers and new companies to prequalify for the procurement process for securing generation capacity for 2022.

The ‘Power 2022 Procurement Process’ for securing generation capacity will be implemented by a different model from previous procurement processes. OPWP has invited existing power plant operators in the sultanate to prequalify for the new process, which will enable them to bid to acquire existing capacity from other generators or tender for new greenfield power facilities.

Power generation companies have until 26 August to submit documents for the ‘Request for Existing Plant Pre-qualification’ for the 2022 procurement programme. OPWP also stated in the tender notice that other interested parties are also invited to register to participate in the programme.

OPWP has hired US-based NERA Economic Consulting as financial adviser to manage the procurement process, with UK-based Atkins appointed as technical adviser. US law firm Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle has been appointed as legal adviser for the programme.

In OPWP’s last 7-year statement, 2017-2023, it stated that, in addition to a new 800MW independent power project (IPP), at least 1,600MW would be procured to meet forecasted requirements under the new 2022 procurement process.

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