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Mitsui consortium wins major Oman power project


A consortium including Japan's Mitsui & Company, Saudi Arabia's International Company for Water and Power (Acwa Power) and Dhofar International Development & Investment Holding have been awarded a contract to own and operate Oman's 3,219 megawatt Ibri Sohar3 power generation project, a statement said on Wednesday.

Under the agreement, Mitsui, which is the lead investor with a 50.1 per cent shareholding, will operate both plants and sell electric power under a 15-year power purchase pact with Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP).

Among the other consortium partners, Acwa Power has a 44.9 per cent stake in the new company, while Dhofar holds 5 per cent.

Ibri Sohar3 is the largest single tendered independent power project in Oman, the statement said.-Reuters

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