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MENAFN - Muscat Daily - 07/07/2014
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(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) The Sur Independent Power Project (IPP), currently the largest power project in Oman, is expected to be fully commissioned by the third quarter of 2014, adding a total of 2,000MW to the sultanate's contracted capacity.

In its recently released annual report, Oman Power and Water Procurement Co (OPWP), the sole purchaser of power gen­eration and related desalinated water capacity in Oman, highlighted the commissioning of the Sur IPP as one of its key ­priorities for 2014.

During 2013, OPWP contracted temporary generation for the Main Interconnected System (MIS) to provide system support, as ''this was necessary due to construction delays rel­ating to the Sur IPP's early power units''.

OPWP also said that the Al Ghubrah Independent Water Project (IWP), which is owned by Muscat City Desalination Co and is currently under construction, is ''expected to achieve a commercial operation date by the first quarter of 2015''. The plant has a contracted desalination capacity of 191,000m3/d (42 MIGD) using Reverse Osmosis (RO) technology.

''Under the changes to the sector law (RD47/2013), this project (Al Ghubrah IWP) is the first to be classified as a project of 'special nature' and will be fully regulated as a licensed entity by the Authority of Electricity Regulation,'' OPWP added.

Among OPWP's other key priorities for 2014 are issuing requests for proposals (RFPs) and the signing of power and water purchase agreements for the Salalah 2 IPP, Musandam IPP and Qurayyat IWP.

OPWP said, in the report, that it has conducted an extensive coastal study across the country to identify potential suitable sites for power and water production over the next 30 years. ''A total of 56 sites have been shortlisted for further evaluation in accordance with the relevant authority.''

The company said that following the early recommendations of the coastal study, a shortlist of sites - including Ibri, Sohar and Suwaiq - are being investigated to establish a suitable location for up to 2,850MW of new power capacity and 50 MIGD of new water capacity.

''Power capacity is needed in two tranches of 740MW for 2017 and a minimum addition of 1,860MW for 2018. The added capacity leading to 2,850MW is required to be completed through 2018. It has been planned to use natural gas fuel and procure capacity and output under a 15-year PPA. The water project is planned to be located on the coast in Sohar, provided land can be made available. The planned capacity of the 50 MIGD is to be available by July 2018 under a 20-year Water Purchase Agreement (WPA),'' OP


 


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