The project calls for the acquisition of the existing 668-MW government power station at Rusayl and implementation of an IWPP at Barka with capacity of 500 MW and 150 million gallons a day (g/d).

The deadline for responses to the RFQ for the other private utilities project under way in the sultanate, the Sharqiyah independent water project (IWP), has been extended to 10 October. The scheme calls for construction of a desalination plant with capacity of 15 million g/d (MEED 19:8:05).