Korea Western Power Company (KOWEPO), has been awarded a contract to construct the 500-MW Manah I solar plant in northern Oman. The company plans to break ground in the second half of 2023.
Oman Power and Water Procurement Company, the Sultanate’s sole supplier of electricity from independent power stations, was awarded the contract.
This project is one of 2 solar power plants with a 500 MW capacity each. It will be located in the northern Ad Dakhiliyah governorate, 170 km southwest of the capital Muscat.
Manah I will need investments of KRW 600 billion, KOWEPO stated in a statement.
Construction work is anticipated to start in the second half of this year, with commissioning expected to occur by March 2025.
The agreement includes an offtake agreement for OPWP for a period of up to 20 years.
The Manah II project was awarded earlier this month to a joint venture between Sembcorp Industries & Jinko Power. The solar plant will start supplying electricity to the grid by 2025.