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The Project

ESB International contracted with the Oman Power and Water Procurement (OPWP) to supervise the execution phase of Oman’s highly efficient Power Plants; Ibri and Sohar independent power producers (IPP’s). 

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Our Approach

  • The Challenge

    High efficiency F Class CCGT projects are key to providing firm and flexible generation in Oman’s future low-carbon energy systems. These two projects involved ACWA Power as the main Developer with SEPCOIII as the main EPC Contractor. OPWP required a competent consultant to supervise these projects and ensure compliance with the Power Purchase Agreement.

  • The Solution

    ESB International entered into a consultancy Contract with OPWP to provide Supervisory and Advisory services during the execution phases of two Power Plants, Ibri & Sohar IPPs. ESB International continue to provide advisory services post Commercial Operation to OPWP in relation to performance and claims management.

The Technology

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Ibri & Sohar IPP’s are Dual Fuel (gas & backup fuel oil) plants, each power plant consists of two blocks each with two GE/Ansaldo GT26 F Class Gas Turbines and one GE/Ansaldo STF30C Steam Turbine in 2:2:1. 

The Ibri IPP capacity is rated at 1,509 MW/1,419 MW and the Sohar IPP capacity is rated at 1,710 MW/1,499 MW. 


The Results

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  • Supervision of compliance with the Power Purchase Agreement and Minimum Functional Specifications 
  • Compliance with  Omani Standards, International Standards and Best Practice 
  • Provided Project Progress Reporting and Delay Risk Mitigation 
  • Assisted in facilitating coordination with LTSO / Gas Company 
  • Identification and pro-active management of potential Buyer’s Risk Events 
  • Agreed and witnessed plant acceptance tests 


ESB International Oman office has delivered to OPWP outstanding supervisory services for the construction and commissioning of Ibri IPP (1500 MW) and Sohar 4 IPP (1700 MW). The ESB International project manager made a valuable contribution in the success of those projects. ESB International Oman team were up to the challenge and brought the best possible quality level.
Talal Al Mahrouqi, Project Implementation Director

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