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Project Summary
Project Name: OPWP’s Ibri Solar PV Independent Power Project (IPP)
Facility Type: Solar Power Plant
Client: Oman Power & Water Procurement Company (OPWP)
Budget (US $): 500,000,000
Project Initiation: Not Given
Project Completion:: Jan 25, 2021
Location: Ibri
Project Current Status

Companies have been pre-qualified for the 500 MW solar tender launched in December, 2017. They are - ACWA Power of Saudi Arabia, EDF Energies Nouvelles of France / Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) / BP Alternative Energy Investments Limited of UK, GCL New Energy International Limited of China / Alfanar Company of Saudi Arabia, Hanwha Q Cells Corporation, International Power S.A. (IPSA) of France, Lightsource BP Renewable Energy Investments Limited / Chint New Energy Development (Zhejiang) Co of China, Marubeni Corporation of Japan, Masdar of UAE / Total Solar of France, Mitsui & Co. of Japan, X-ELIO Energy of Spain, and Zorlu Enerji Elektrik Uretim A. of Turkey / Abengoa Energa, S.A. of Spain. (May 2018)

Project History
  • OPWP is set to issue the RFP in Q4 2017 for its first large scale solar Independent Power Project (IPP), which will have capacity of at least 200 MW, to be operational by 2020. (May 2017)
  • Tender for advisory roles contract on Oman’s solar IPP has been issued. Last date to submit bids for Financial and Commercial Advisory Services is 10 July, 2017, whereas for Legal Advisory services, it is 24 July, 2017. (June 2017)
  • OPWP is set to issue tender later this year for the first large-scale solar project of up to 500-megawatt (MW) capacity being implemented in the Sultanate. The contract award for the project is expected during the second half of 2018. The project has been upsized to 500MW from earlier envisaged capacity of 200MW. (October 2017)  
  • Advisory services contract has been awarded for 500MW solar project. Fichtner of Germany will provide technical advisory services, while Synergy Consulting will be responsible for financial advisory services and DLA Piper for legal advisory services. The consortium will advise OPWP in preparing the groundwork as well as the tendering documents for the competitive process for implementation of the solar power project. Part of the remit of the advisory consortium is to pinpoint a suitable location for the project. (November 2017)
  • OPWP starts procurement process of the 500 MW solar IPP to be located at Ibri. Last date to submit Statement of Qualification is 22 February, 2018. The Request for Qualification (RfQ) documents are available until 18 January, 2018. (January 2018)
  • Pre-qualification entries have been submitted by more than 20 firms for Oman’s first utility scale independent electricity production project using solar energy. (March 2018)
Project Contract Awards - Feed
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Project Contract Awards - PMC
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Project Contract Awards - EPC
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Project Schedule

2016: Project Initiation

May 2018: Shortlisting of Firms for Main Contract


Tentative Schedule:

Q3 2018: Invitation to Bid for EPC

Q4 2018: Contract Award EPC
Q1 2021: Expected Commissioning & start-up 

Project Scope

The project scope involves the development of the sultanate’s first large scale solar Independent Power Project (IPP) with capacity of 500MW at Ibri, 300 kilometres away from Muscat. 


The project is set to be developed on the Build-Own-Operate (BOO) model.


This project is the first in the series of renewable energy projects that OPWP plans to develop over the next few years to support the sustainability strategy in the country.

Project Structure:
The project client is Oman Power & Water Procurement Company (OPWP). OPWP, a member of Nama Group, is the sole buyer of power and water for all IPP and Independent Water & Power Project (IWPP) projects within Oman.
Mohamad Lotfi
Address: P.O. Box 1388, Ruwi 112, Oman
Designation: Project Manager
Department: OPWP
Phone: +968 24-823000
Fax: +968 24-816328