Oman's Marafiq extends bidding deadline for Duqm power and water project

Omani utility Marafiq has extended the bidding deadline for Duqm power and water project from 1 August to 15 September 2017, reports Times of Oman.

The new power and water plant will serve the Special Economic Zone Authority of Duqm, Oman

The new power and water plant will serve the Special Economic Zone Authority of Duqm, Oman

Up to eight pre-qualified companies are expected to bid for the engineer, procure and construct (EPC) contract for a large gas-fired power plant and desalination facility. The contract award is anticipated in Q1 2018.

The project comprises a 183 megawatt (MW) power plant and 9.5 million imperial gallons a day (43,000 m3/d) of desalinated water capacity, and primarily will serve a new refinery and petrochemical complex in Duqm industrial zone.

It is being developed by Marafiq, a joint venture of Takamul Investment Company (65 per cent), and Sembcorp Utilities (35 per cent), which serves the Special Economic Zone Authority of Duqm (SEZAD).


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