Oman seeks legal advisors for large solar project

On the road in Oman. Author: edward stojakovic.

June 7 (Renewables Now) - Oman Power and Water Procurement Co SAOC (OPWP) has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) regarding the provision of legal advisory services for the development of a commercial-scale solar power plant.

Interested parties should submit their proposals by July 24, 2017. Upon completion, the plant will be connected to the Main Interconnected System in Oman (MIS), according to the RFP document.

In issue 11 of its Seven-Year Statement that was published last month, OPWP says that it plans to procure the country’s first large-scale solar independent power project (IPP) this year. It says it has engaged technical advisors to develop tender documents and an appropriate evaluation methodology. The plan is to add at least 200 MW of large-scale solar power capacity by 2020.

The seven-year plan also envisages the installation of wind farms. The Public Authority for Electricity and Water’s (PAEW) 2016 Wind Atlas Report shows a number of locations where wind projects could be developed, according to the document.

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