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Power & Renewables

Middle East & Africa June 2018

Regional analysis & forecasts
Middle East & Africa

Oman is set to diversify its generation mix, as bidders have been prequalified for the country’s first utility-scale, 500 MW solar PV plants to be located at Ibri, 300 km west of Muscat. In addition, the country is planning to build a 1.2 GW clean-coal project in Duqm, around 530 km south of Muscat. Oman’s power fleet consists entirely of gas-fired power plants.

Oman’s gas-fired power capacity is expected to increase from 7.9 GW now to 11.1 GW by the end of 2019 – when the...