MUSCAT: Duqm Power Company is gearing up to carry out the relevant check-ups, testing and mechanical works for the initial operations of some production units at the integrated power and water plant located in the special economic zone at Duqm.
The plant is part of the Duqm Integrated Electricity and Water project, which is a joint venture between the Centralized Utility Company “Marafiq” and the Gulf Pacific Holding Company of Thailand.
According to a report published in the Duqm Economist Magazine in the first phase, two of the six production units will be operated to provide power to the refinery project that is being built near the plant.
“Also, it is expected that the electrical and mechanical works in the giant plant, which will produce 326 MW of power and 36,000 m3 of desalinated water will be completed during the third quarter of the current year or by beginning of the fourth quarter,” the report said.
“Moreover, the project includes facilities for seawater intake with 1.5 million m3 capacity per day, and facilities for wastewater outfall to the sea at a capacity of 900000 m3 per day,” the report added.
According to the magazine report, the sources estimated the progress rate of the project at 71%.
Duqm Power Company is also implementing another project related to the integrated Power and Water Plant, that involves the development of 132 KV power transmission system that extends from the plant to the Ras Markaz area to supply the Omani Tank Terminal Company (OTTCO) with its power requirements. The length of the line is about 75km and the progress rate in the project is more than 94%.