The Oman Power and Water Procurement Co. (OPWP) has shortlisted the chosen bidders for a young it launched in January to pick out impartial energy producers (IPP) to construct a 500 MW photo voltaic park.

the IPP The mission might be inbuilt Ibri, a metropolis within the governorate of Ad Dhahirah, in northwestern Oman.

“In response to its request for qualification, the Nama Power and Water Procurement Company obtained twelve (12) submissions for qualification submitted by native and worldwide builders,” OPWP stated in an announcement. “Nine candidates are conditionally, or conditionally eligible.”

The shortlisted bidders are UAE-based renewable vitality developer Masdar, Saudi Arabian vitality big ACWA Power, a Saudi-formed consortium that holds Al Riyadh National Trading and Korean vitality firm Korea Midland Power, China-based Jinko Power, Singaporean vitality firm Sembcorp Utilities, French oil and vitality firm TotalEnergies, one other consortium consisting of France’s EDF and Korean utility Kowepo, French vitality group Engie, and Japan’s Sumitomo Corp.

“The Nama Power and Water Procurement Company is presently working to finalize the Request for Proposals which can quickly be issued to the above-listed prequalified candidates upon receipt of related approvals,” OPWP stated.

The mission is the fourth 500 MW photo voltaic plant awarded by OPWP. Only one is presently on-line – the five hundred MW Ibri 2 photo voltaic mission, which was inaugurated in January 2022 after a 13-month building interval.

All tasks are a part of the Omani authorities’s plan so as to add about 4 GW of renewable capability by 2030. Beyond utility-scale mission growth, the goal might be supported by the nation’s new regulation for rooftop PV, which was introduced in 2018.

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