Muscat – Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP), a member of Nama Group and single procurer of new power and water production capacity in the sultanate, is planning to develop three new wind energy-based independent power projects (IPPs) with commercial operations target by 2026.
OPWP has floated two request for proposals (RFP) tenders seeking commercial and financial consultancy and legal consultancy services for the development of these new wind IPPs.
‘In line with Oman’s vision to diversify fuel sources through the use of clean energy for power generation, OPWP wishes to initiate the procurement process for three wind projects (Duqm Wind IPP, Jaalan Bani Bu Ali Wind IPP and Harweel Wind IPP),’ OPWP said in the tender announcement.
The target schedule commercial operation date is Q2 2026 for Duqm Wind IPP and Jaalan Bani Bu Ali Wind IPP and Q4 2026 for Harweel Wind IPP, according to OPWP.
‘OPWP is seeking proposals from interested bidders to provide commercial and financial consultancy services and legal consultancy services for the development of the projects and to advise on the competitive tendering of the projects,’ the company added.
The tender documents are available for purchase in an electronic format through OPWP website till February 25, 2023. The submission date of RFP for the provision of commercial and financial consultancy services is March 22, 2023, while the submission date of RFP for the provision of legal consultancy services is March 23, 2023, according to OPWP.
Oman’s government adopted a fuel diversification policy few years ago, which requires that renewable energy projects contribute at least 10 per cent of electricity generation output by 2025.
OPWP is focusing to expand its power generation capacities through solar and wind independent power projects (IPPs). One of the objectives of Oman’s National Energy Strategy is to derive at least 30 per cent of electricity from renewable energy projects by 2030.