Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) along with the a consortium of ACWA Power, Mitsui & Co and Dhofar International Development and Investment Holding Coompany (DIDIC) have signed the contract to develop the Salalah 2 Independent Power Project (IPP).
The scope of the Salalah 2 IPP includes design, construction, ownership, financing, operation and maintenance of a 445 MW high efficiency facility which will extend the current power capacity of 273 MW to 718 MW. The contract is for a period of 15 years.
The facilities will be located in Raysut, Oman. Under the contract the team will acquire Dhofar Generating Company (DGC),which owns and operates the 273 MW natural gas fired power plan, which has a 15-year PPA with OPWP.
The total project investment is estimated at US$620 million.
The project is expected to be operational by early 2018.