New plants to add 1,500MW to Oman

MUSCAT - Al Batinah Power Company and Al Suwadi Power Company recently announced that the Sohar 2 and Barka 3 independent power plants have achieved full commercial operation, well in time to meet the peak electricity demand during the sultanate’s hot summer months.

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Published: Sat 20 Apr 2013, 11:26 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 4:54 AM

Al Batinah is the owner of the Sohar 2 plant while Al Suwadi is the owner of the Barka 3 facility.

The Oman Power and Water Procurement Company is the single off-taker of the power sold by both project companies under two, separate 15-year power purchase contracts.

Both the Al Batinah and Al Suwadi are owned by a consortium comprised of GDF Suez (46 per cent), Multitech, a part of the Suhail Bahwan Group (22 per cent), Sojitz Corporation and Shikoku Electric Power (11 per cent each), and the Public Authority for Social Insurance (10 per cent) of Oman.

Sohar 2 and Barka 3 are coastal, gas-fired combined cycle gas turbine plants with a capacity of 744MW each.

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