Consortium achieves major milestones at the Sohar 3 project and Ibri Independent Power Project
A consortium including Japan’s Mitsui & Company, Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power and Dhofar International Development and Investment Holding, has announced that it has completed civil works in the construction of two massive natural gas-fired power projects in Oman.
The Sohar 3 and Ibri Independent Power Project (IPP) projects will have a combined capacity of 3,219MW.
According to a Times of Oman report, after the completion of civil works at both sites, the turnkey EPC contractor, Shandong Electric Power Construction Corporation III (SEPCO III) hoisted two gas turbines at the Ibri project.
From April 2018, the Ibri project will deliver early power of 940MW, with the full 1,509MW generation expected to begin from April 2019. Sohar 3 is scheduled to deliver its full capacity of 1,710MW from January 2019, the report added.
The Mitsui-led consortium is on tight deadlines to complete these two projects as OPWP is trying to generate power within two years, it continued.