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July 24 (Renewables Now) - Oman has entered the Request for Proposals (RfP) stage of a tender for two solar photovoltaic (PV) projects with a combined capacity of more than 1 GW.
Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) earlier this week invited the companies and consortia that were pre-qualified in the previous phase of the competition to submit proposals.
The tender is for the Manah Solar I and Manah Solar II independent power projects (IPP), each with a capacity of between 500 MW and 600 MW. The capacity is planned to be installed at Manah in Al Dakhiliyah governorate, northeastern Oman, and is due to become operational in the summer of 2023.
Bids will be accepted by December 7, 2020, according to a Saudi Gulf Projects report.
Nine developers and consortia were shortlisted as a result of a Request for Qualifications (RfQ) last summer. Among them are Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC, better known as Masdar, and EDF Renewables, Italy’s Eni (BIT:ENI) and SB Energy Holding Ltd, Japan’s Marubeni Corp (TYO:8002), and Total Solar International.
Winners will be in charge of the development, financing, design, engineering, construction, ownership, operation and maintenance of the solar parks.
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