Renewable energy has also an important place in the strategy of Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) as the government is moving forward to diversify its energy resources to drive sustainability at the economic and environmental fronts. OPWP plans to implement several solar and wind-based renewable energy projects in a move to generate 10 per cent (2,500-3,000 megawatt) of power in the total mix by 2025.
Oman’s first utility-scale solar plant is set to be established in Ibri, 300 km west of Muscat. The 500 MW project will be developed under Oman’s Independent Power Project (IPP) structure.
A Request for Qualification of interested companies was released on 28 December 2017.
Information on the tender process can be found online here.