Bid & Tender

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Project Summary
Project Name: OPWP’s Manah Solar IPPs
Facility Type: Solar Independent Power Projects (IPP)
Client: Oman Power and Water Company (OPWP)
Budget (US $): Unknown
Project Initiation: Sep 05, 2017
Project Completion:: Mar 11, 2024
Status: PMC Awarded,
Location: Manah
Project Current Status

The pre-qualified bidders may be given a further two-month extension to submit their proposals from the earlier deadline of 25 May, 2021 for the planned second phase of solar projects at Manah. (June 2021)

Project History
  • OPWP is set to launch tender for setting up the first large-scale solar independent power projects (IPPs) in the sultanate, by the end of 2017. (September 2017)
  • Client has issued the RFQ for the second phase of the solar projects to be located at Manah. Last date to submit the pre-qualification documents is 26 August, 2019. The projects will include Manah Solar I IPP and Manah Solar II IPP, each with a generation capacity between 500 MW to 600 MW. (July 2019)
  • OPWP is preparing to announce the names of pre-qualified firms in November. (November 2019)
  • OPWP is set to issue the RFP for the second phase of solar projects at Manah, in January, 2020. The second phase solar projects will include Manah Solar I IPP and Manah Solar II IPP, each with a generation capacity between 500 MW to 600 MW. (December 2019)
  • The firms pre-qualified firms for the second phase of solar projects at Manah, are: Acwa Power of Saudi Arabia, Eni of Italy / Softbank Energy of Japan, Jinko of China, Korea Western Power Company / Hanyang Corporation / Solar Reserve Limited / Nafath Renewable Energy of Oman, Marubeni of Japan, Masdar of UAE / EDF of France, Power Construction Corporation of China, TagEnergy of Nigeria / Al-Shanfari Group of Oman, and Total Solar International of France. (December 2019)
  • Tender for the second phase of solar projects at Manah is set to be issued by the end of this month. (January 2020)
  • The Oman Government’s directive to cut project spending this year could further delay the procurement timeline for the sultanate’s next renewable round, which includes the procurement of two solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in Manah (Manah 1 and 2). OPWP had expected to issue the RFP for the projects in the first quarter. (April 2020)
  • OPWP has issued the RFP for the planned second phase of solar projects at Manah. Last date to submit bids is 7 December, 2020. Each project will be awarded to a separate bidder. (July 2020)
  • OPWP has invited bids for the construction of new 400kv Manah Grid Station with Associated Overhead Transmission Line. Last date to submit bids is 31 December, 2021. (December 2020)
  • Bids submission deadline for the planned second phase of solar projects at Manah has been extended to 16 March, 2021 from the previous deadline of 7 December, 2020. (February 2021)
  • OPWP has yet again extended the bids submission deadline to 25 May, 2021 for the planned second phase of solar projects at Manah. (April 2021)
  • OPWP said, Manah Solar I and II IPPs – each having a generation capacity of 500 megawatts (MW) – are now slated for commercial operation in Q4 2023 and Q1 2024 respectively. (May 2021)
Project Contract Awards - Feed
Contractor Prequalified Contractor Bids Submitted Contractor Awarded | Contract Value
Project Contract Awards - PMC
Contractor Prequalified Contractor Bids Submitted Contractor Awarded | Contract Value
  • Not yet tendered
  • Not yet tendered
Project Contract Awards - EPC
Contractor Prequalified Contractor Bids Submitted Contractor Awarded | Contract Value
  • Marubeni Corporation
  • Acwa Power
  • EDF of France / Masdar of UAE
  • Jinko Solar of China
  • Power Construction Corporation of China
  • Eni of Italy / Softbank Energy of Japan
  • Korea Western Power Company / Hanyang Corporation / Solar Reserve Limited / Nafath Renewable Energy of Oman
  • TagEnergy of Nigeria / Al-Shanfari Group of Oman
  • Total Solar International of France
Related Projects
No Related Projects
Project Schedule

September 2017: Project Initiation

July 2019: RFQ issued for EPC

December 2019: Shortlisting of firms for EPC

2023: Expected Start-up and Commissioning of Manah 1

2024: Expected Start-up and Commissioning of Manah 2

Project Scope

The project scope involves development of the second phase of the solar projects to be located at Manah which is around 150 km south west from Muscat. 

 

The second phase solar projects will include Manah Solar I IPP and Manah Solar II IPP, each with a generation capacity between 500 MW to 600 MW. 

Project Structure:
The project is owned, operated and managed by Oman Power and Water Company (OPWP). OPWP, a member of Nama Group, is responsible for procuring new capacity for power and water and for purchasing and selling the output in the Sultanate of Oman. Indian-based Synergy Consulting is the financial adviser for Manah 1 and 2. The UK’s DLA Piper and Germany’s Fichtner are providing technical and legal advisory services respectively.
Mohamad Lotfi
Address:

P.O. Box 1388, Ruwi 112, Oman

Designation: Project Manager
Department: OPWP
Phone: +968 24-823000
Fax: +968 24-816328
Email: procurement.officer@Omanpwp.nama.om / prj.dhofarwater2023@Omanpwp.nama.om