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Sample #1   -   New Project
For any further assistance from OmanProjects on this project/tender, please quote our reference number : ZPR885-O
Project Name Petrochemical Complex - Duqm Refinery & Petrochemicals Complex (Phase 2)
Territory Oman
Client Oman Oil Company S.A.O.C. (OQ Group)
Description

Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to build a petrochemical refinery with capacity of 230,000 barrels per day.

Budget ($)

6000000000

Tender Cost ($)

Post Date April 5, 2013 
Invitation Date  
Closing Date  
Period

2022

Status Post Poned 
Remarks
Updated On : November 4, 2020 

Duqm Refinery and Petrochemicals Industries Company (DRPIC) has announced the suspension of the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) work on this scheme, as it seeks to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the DPP’s economics. It added that the petrochemical complex project has been postponed for the time being. The shareholders intend to reevaluate the project against the current challenging global market environment and to seek opportunities to enhance the value of the project.

 

Updated On : September 26, 2020 

Contractors have submitted documents for the first stage of the prequalification (PQ) process on this scheme.

 

Updated On : September 24, 2020 

Contractors that have expressed interest in participating in the bidding process for project, are preparing prequalification (PQ) documents. DRPIC has issued prequalification tender to about 36 contractors, adding firms have until 28 September 2020 to submit PQ documents. DRPIC intends to make the PQ round for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) works on the petrochemical project a two-staged process. 
In the first phase, the operator looks to sift through PQ documents to identify contractors who are deemed most capable of executing the project – a sort of shortlisting tier 1 contractors. 
In the second phase, shortlisted contractors will be given the choice of tying-up [forming consortiums] with the other bunch of players.

 

Updated On : September 23, 2020 

Lummus Technology has been confirmed the contract award for technology licensing, process design package, training and advisory services, and proprietary catalyst and equipment supply. The contract is for the planned new petrochemical complex in Oman with multiple units, including the largest natural gas to liquids unit licensed by Lummus to Oman Oil Facilities Development Company LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of OQ with a capacity of 48 MMSCMD, one of the world’s largest ethylene units with 1,600 kta ethylene capacity, a butadiene extraction unit with 161 kta butadiene capacity, and a CDMtbe unit (145 kta of MTBE) and 1-Butene separation (51 kta of 1-butene capacity) licensed to DRPIC. The arrangements also include the supply of Lummus’ proprietary catalyst and SRT (Short Residence Time) cracking heaters to the Duqm Petrochemicals Project. The units are part of the Duqm Petrochemicals Project, which is the second stage of DRPIC’s integrated refinery and petrochemical complex, and will be located at Duqm on the Arabian Sea coast of Oman. Lummus’ Ethylene, NGL, MTBE/1B and Butadiene Technologies are best-in-class and recognised by the world’s leading petrochemical companies, such as DRPIC. The steam cracker will utilise the SRT heaters having the highest proven yields in the industry, and the low-pressure chilling train and patented multi-component refrigeration, which reduce investment costs and improve reliability by eliminating plant equipment. The next generation catalysts maintain proprietary formulations tied to our licensed processes that improve process economics by steering reactions to higher conversions and yields.

 

Updated On : September 20, 2020 

The Sultanate’s longstanding ambitions to add oxo chemicals to its domestic production capabilities are set to become a reality. It follows a decision by OQ (formerly Oman Oil &Orpic Group), the wholly Omani government-owned integrated energy flagship of the Sultanate, to licence the domestic production of oxo chemicals for the first time in Oman. Oxo intermediates and oxo derivatives encompass a range of alcohols, polyols, carboxylic acids, specialty esters, and amines, ingredients used in the manufacture of, among other products, high-quality coatings, lubricants, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products, flavourings and fragrances, printing inks and plastics. Many of these chemicals are an integral part of the global construction, automotive and Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) economies. OQ, by virtue of its 100 per cent ownership of OQ Chemicals (formerly Oxea), the German-headquartered global manufacturer of oxo chemicals and oxo derivatives, is already a world-leading producer of these intermediate chemicals. Following a recent agreement, these critically important chemical intermediates will be manufactured for the first time in the Sultanate as part of a megapetrochemicals complex currently in the early stages of design and development. OQ Chemicals which has entered into an agreement to licence its advanced proprietary technology for the production of ethylene and propylene derivatives to DRPIC’s petrochemicals scheme. OQ Chemicals has entered into the design phase for five world-scale production units for the manufacturing of propanol, butyraldehyde, neopentyl glycol (NPG), 2-Ethylhexanol (2EH), and 2EH acid. The company will supply a process design package and support contractors during the design and construction phase. After commissioning the new units, OQ Chemicals will provide various services, including support for operations, maintenance, troubleshooting, training, and ongoing process optimisation at Duqm.

 

Updated On : September 2, 2020 

Twelve technology license packages have been awarded to international technology providers for advancing the front end engineering and design (FEED) progress for the project. At the heart of the project, the world scale mixed-feed steam cracker was awarded to Lummus Technology, as well as the natural gas liquids extraction and C4 block unit technologies including Butadiene, CDMtbe, and Butene-1 separation. The derivative unit technologies were awarded to UOP, (Aromatics), Scientific Design Company INC, (Ethylene Oxide Ethylene Glycol), Univation Technologies LLC, (Linear Low-Density Polyethylene), BasellPolyolefine GmbH, (High-Density Polyethylene), BasellPoliolefine Italia S.r.l, (Polypropylene), Linde Aktiengesellschaft, (Air Separation Unit), Air Liquide Engineering and Construction, (Syngas) and OQ will provide shareholder proprietary technology for both the ethylene and propylene derivative OXO units. Client is now looking forward to progressing towards the next stage in the project which includes working with the reputable international technology licensors to finalise the FEED and strive to achieve Final Investment Decision (FID) next year. 

 

Updated On : September 1, 2020 

DRPIC has notified contractors that it is in the final stages of updating its approach to the prequalification (PQ) process and interested contractors will be informed in due course. It is expected to float the PQ in the first or second week of September 2020.

 

Updated On : August 30, 2020 

Rotterdam-based LyondellBasell, billed as the world’s biggest licensor of polyolefin technologies, has been selected by Muscat-headquartered DRPIC to provide its proprietary technologies for two plants dedicated to the production of polypropylene and polyethylene as part of the petrochemicals complex. It will provide its Spheripol PP process technology for a proposed 280,000 tonnes per annum (TPA) capacity polypropylene plant planned by DRPIC as part of the petrochemicals complex. Envisioned alongside this plant is a significantly larger high-density polyethylene scheme sized at a world-leading 480,000 TPA. For the latter venture, LyondellBasell has earmarked its licensed Hostalen ACP process technology. The Spheripol and Hostalen technology licences forms part of 12 technology licence packages awarded by DRPIC to international technology providers, advancing the Front End Engineering and Design progress towards achieving shareholders’ Final Investment Decision in 2021.  The centrepiece of the complex is a mega mixed-feed 1.6 million TPA capacity Steam Cracker that will process select product streams from Duqm Refinery, as well as Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), Full Range Naphtha (FRN), off gases and Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) extracted from natural gas available in central Oman. Significantly, the complex plans to produce a string of new products for the first time in Oman, notably Ethylene Glycols, Oxo Chemicals and Butadiene, thereby adding to the portfolio of petrochemicals already produced in the Sultanate. New grades of polyethylene and polypropylene proposed to be produced at the Duqm complex will also complement the existing product portfolio. Additionally, these product streams will serve as feedstock for value-adding downstream investments, thus driving the growth of a vibrant chemicals and petrochemicals-based industry in Duqm and beyond.

 

Updated On : June 17, 2020 

DRPIC is expected to announce the list of prequalified bidders for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract in the third quarter 2020. DRPIC was expected to finalise the EPC contracting strategy and float the prequalification tender in June 2020, but the process was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The prequalified companies would be shortlisted by 20 July 2020 with the invitation to bid expected to be issued by mid-October 2020. The EPC contract is expected to be awarded by the third quarter of 2021. The project is scheduled to be completed by the third quarter of 2025.

 

Updated On : June 8, 2020 

DRPIC has delayed the prequalification process for the project. It would now appear that certain internal constraints would cause the dates to be re-considered, primarily in connection with the Covid-19 situation and the surrounding prioritisation of activities. This would lead to a postponement of the aforementioned milestones by several weeks.

 

Updated On : May 20, 2020 

Client has concluded a series of virtual job explanation (job-ex) meetings or roadshows with contractors interested in bidding for the scheme. It will now move into the prequalification stage after the Eid holidays, probably in the first or second week of June 2020.

 

Updated On : April 22, 2020 

Client will hold virtual job explanation (job-ex) meetings or roadshows between late April and early May 2020. Firms that submitted EoI documents are:
Al-Hassan Engineering Company (Oman)
Archirodon (Greece)
Chicago Bridge & Iron (The Netherlands; part of US-based McDermott)
China Huanqiu Contracting & Engineering Company (China)
China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Company (China)
Consolidated Contractors Company (Greece)
CTCI Corporation (Taiwan)
Daelim (South Korea)
Daewoo Engineering & Construction (South Korea)
Dodsal Engineering & Construction (Singapore)
ENPPI (Egypt)
Fluor (The Netherlands)
GS Engineering & Construction (South Korea)
Gulf Petrochemical Services & Trading (Oman)
Hanwha Engineering & Construction (South Korea)
Hyundai Engineering & Construction Company (South Korea)
Hyundai Engineering Company (South Korea)
Intecsa Ingenieria Industrial (Spain)
Itochu Corporation (Japan)
JGC Corporation (Japan)
Kalpataru Power (India)
Larsen & Toubro Hydrocarbon Engineering (India)
Linde (Germany)
Petrofac (UK)
Posco Engineering & Construction (South Korea)
Rotary Engineering (Singapore)
Saipem (Italy)
Samsung Engineering (South Korea)
Sinopec Engineering (China)
Bilfinger Tebodin (The Netherlands)
TechnipFMC (France)
Técnicas Reunidas (Spain)
Tecnimont (Italy)
Thyssenkrupp (Germany)
Toyo Engineering Corporation (Japan)
Wison Engineering (China).

 

Updated On : April 8, 2020 

More than three dozen contractors have submitted expressions of interest (EoIs) for the Duqm petrochemicals project. It is understood that 38 contractors submitted EoI documents by the 20 March 2020 deadline. The project schedule, as per the original project timeline, is:
Q2 2020 – issue prequalification (PQ) tender to contractors
Q4 2020 – float tenders for the project’s engineering, procurement and construction (EPC)
packages
Q3 2021 – EPC contract awards
Q3 2025 – EPC works completion and commissioning
Q1 2026 – Completion of initial acceptance test

DRPIC is evaluating two main options regarding the tendering process of the EPC works on the project. 
Option A calls for segregating the EPC works into three packages:
Package 1 - Natural gas liquids (NGL) extraction plant, NGL pipeline
Package 2 – Steam cracker, methane, BDEU and aromatics units, polyolefins, glycol and C2/C3 OXO units (polypropylene, LDPE and HDPE, EO/EG, OXO)
Package 3 – Offsites and utilities including export terminal, ASU & syngas units, and captive power plant.

Option B calls for segregating the EPC works into five packages:
Package 1 – NGL extraction plant
Package 2 – NGL pipeline
Package 3 – Steam cracker, methane, BDEU and aromatics units
Package 4 -  polyolefins, glycol and C2/C3 OXO units (polypropylene, LDPE and HDPE, EO/EG, OXO)
Package 5 – Offsites and utilities including export terminal, ASU & syngas units, and captive power plant.

The exact split and number of EPC packages will be determined prior to the EPC tenders being floated. The Duqm petrochemicals project is centred on a mixed-feed steam cracker that will have a capacity to produce 1.6 million tonnes a year of ethylene. The Duqm petrochemicals complex will include an aromatics plant and a polypropylene plant, as well as storage facilities for naphtha and liquefied petroleum gas.

 

Updated On : March 15, 2020 

Contractors are currently submitting expressions of interest (EoIs) for the project.

 

Updated On : February 23, 2020 

US-based downstream licensed technologies provider Lummus Technology has won a master licensor contract for the project. 

 

Updated On : June 9, 2019 

Duqm Refinery and Petrochemicals Industries Company (DRPIC) has awarded a contract for front-end engineering design (Feed) work on its petrochemicals complex to Wood plc, Duqm Petrochemical Project (DPP), which falls under the scope of Oman Oil Co and Orpic as the second stage of the $7bn (OMR2.69bn) Duqm Refinery integrated complex that is being developed through a partnership between Oman Oil Co and Kuwait Petroleum International in Special Economic Zone in Duqm (Sezad). The Feed services contract also includes a natural gas liquids (NGL) extraction facility in central Oman and a 230km pipeline from concession areas to the petrochemicals complex. Technology selection and awards for multiple licensed units at the petrochemicals complex will complete during the early stage of Feed works. Oman Oil Co and Orpic will take the lead in developing the NGL extraction unit and pipeline. The NGL plant will be located in concession areas in central Oman and be connected with Oman Gas Company’s network.

 

Updated On : April 1, 2019 
An award is due to be announced shortly for the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) services for this project. FEED package will be awarded as soon as the company secures the concurrence of its principal shareholders represented by Oman Oil & Orpic Group and Kuwait Petroleum International. Once the (FEED package is awarded), client expect it to take about 18 months before a (Final Investment Decision) on the project is taken to move forward with the construction. 

Updated On : February 21, 2019 
It is understood that an ongoing budget review for the $9bn Duqm Petrochemical Complex is pushing back the date for the project’s design contract award. Client is considering modifying the project to cut costs. It is trying to optimise the feed, modifying the scope, and this is likely to delay the official contract award. 

Updated On : February 20, 2019 
UK-based Wood Group is currently the frontrunner to win the front end engineering design (feed) contract for the petrochemical complex. The complex is currently in the study phase and the client, Duqm Refinery & Petrochemical Industries (DRPIC), is evaluating feed proposals that have been submitted. 

Updated On : December 31, 2018 
Project planning works are still in progress. 

Updated On : October 1, 2018 
Client expects to award a contract for the (Front-End Engineering Design – FEED) for this scheme. Hopefully that will be done in a couple of weeks from now. The design will take about a year and a half to be completed and then it will start the process of financing and so on. 

Updated On : May 13, 2018 
An award for the design of this multi-billion dollar petchem complex is expected to be announced within the next 2-3 months. The feasibility study covering the scope of the petchem complex has been completed and was recently discussed by the shareholders. Total investment in Phase 2 of the Duqm refining and petrochemical complex is estimated at a ballpark $8-9 billion. The design phase will take about 18 months, before it move into the financing stage, which will take another 12-18 months. As many as 7-8 petrochemical plants, operating downstream of the refinery, are envisioned in the second phase of the development of an anchor refining and petrochemicals cluster in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at Duqm. 

Updated On : December 21, 2017 
Project is currently under study phase. 

Updated On : April 11, 2017 
Feasibility study is underway for the project and will be completed within months. Kuwait Petroleum International (KPI), the international subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), has affirmed its keen interest to participate in the petrochemicals complex project, subject to the outcome of the feasibility study. Plans drawn up by client envisage a mammoth petrochemicals complex featuring as many as 10 large-scale plants located around the anchor refinery. This sprawling array of plants is anticipated to produce over 20 products ranging from commodities to speciality products, serving as feedstock for a potential 30-plus chemical processing businesses to be set up further downstream of the value chain. The facilities will include storage facilities for naphtha and LPG. 

Updated On : May 4, 2015 
It is understood that the client has pushed back plans to build this complex until after completion of the proposed new refinery in Duqm. It was previously announced that the petrochemicals complex would be built in tandem with the refinery. 

Updated On : December 2, 2013 
It is understood that the project is still under planning. No schedule has been determined. 

Updated On : December 5, 2012 
It is understood that tendering and bidding process for the FEED study has been launches on this scheme. Invitation to bid for the FEED contract is expected to be issued by the end of 2012. An award is expected in the first quarter of 2013. Invitation to bid for the EPC contract is expected to be issued in the third quarter of 2013

Updated On : August 8, 2012 
US’ Shaw Group has been appointed as the project management consultant (PMC) on this scheme.
Contact Person: Mr. George Bevan (Project Manager)
E-mail: george.bevan@shawgrp.com  

Updated On : February 20, 2012 
It is understood that tendering and bidding process for the front-end engineering and design (FEED) study has commenced on this scheme. 

Updated On : April 15, 2011 
It is understood that the feasibility study has been completed on this scheme. 

This project is at Wusta Region in Oman. Client has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi's International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) to develop the scheme.
Contact Person: Mr. Yousuf Al Jahdhami (Project Manager)
Tel. No. (+968) 2457 3130.
Or
Contact Person: Mr. Zafer Akhtar (Project Manager)
Tel. No. (+971-2) 417 6626.
E-mail: zakhtar@ipic.ae
UK�s KBC Advanced Technology has been appointed to carry out feasibility study on this scheme.
Contact Person: Mr. Ian Nicholas (Operations Director)
E-mail: inicholas@kbcat.com 

Design ConsultantShaw Energy & Chemicals (USA)
Specialist ConsultantKBC Advanced Technologies (UK)
Project ManagerShaw Group Inc. (USA)
FEED Consultant Wood PLC (UK)
Specialist ContractorScientific Design Company INC (USA)
Specialist Contractor(2)Linde AG (Germany)
Specialist Contractor(3)Univation Technologies (USA)
Specialist Contractor(4)OQ (Oman)
Specialist Contractor(5)Air Liquide Sohar Industrial Gases L.L.C (ALSIG)
Technology ProviderChevron Lummus Global (McDermott Lummus Technology) - USA
Technology Provider(2)LyondellBasell (Netherlands)
Technology Provider(3)UOP (USA)
Tender Categories Gas Processing & Distribution
Industrial & Special Projects
Oilfields & Refineries


Sample #2   -   Current Project
For any further assistance from OmanProjects on this project/tender, please quote our reference number : WPR628-O
Project Name Mall of Muscat Project
Territory Oman
Client Al Jarwani Group (Oman)
Description

Development of a mixed-use scheme comprising retail units, an aquarium, family entertainment, multi-cuisine dining and food courts, a hypermarket, including a 4-star business hotel along with branded residences.

Budget ($)

295000000

Tender Cost ($)

Post Date December 2, 2014 
Invitation Date  
Closing Date  
Period

2019

Status Completed Project 
Remarks
Updated On : March 14, 2019 
Mall of Muscat, is set to open its doors to the public on April 15. The key highlight of the ambitious project is the Oman Aquarium, which spread over 8,000sq m is the largest such facility in the Middle East. It will have over 30,000 animals and many exhibits including a walk-through tunnel. Majority of the shops are rented out, with over 76 per cent of them to open with the launch. Oman Aquarium will be opened the same day while other attractions like Snow Village and Go-karting tracks will open at a later date. The aquarium will contain 3mn litres of water, 50 plus exhibits and over 30,000 animals. There will be a variety of beautiful fish, sharks, rays, octopus, there will even be penguins and crocodiles. In total it has 92 acrylic panels which amount to a total weight of 81 tonnes of acrylic’. The aquarium is also collaborating with educational institutions and will study coral relocation and growth rates of a number of Omani coral species. It is also looking at fecundity and breeding behaviours of Amphiprion omanensis, which is a clown fish species. It is specific to Oman and only found in a few areas of Dhofar and Masirah Island. Central to the aquarium experience will be a ‘Voyage of Discovery’ with the illustrious Omani seafarer Ahmad Ibn Majid, who sailed the Arabian Sea and world oceans during the mid-1,400s. 

Updated On : February 24, 2019 
Construction works are currently in progress. The mall is expected to open in Q1 of 2019

Updated On : November 15, 2018 
Internal and MEP works are in progress. Glass panels are being installed for the Aquarium. 

Updated On : July 4, 2018 
Work is ongoing on this development. 

Updated On : March 21, 2018 
Local Asha Contracting & Interiors has recently been awarded the fit-out contract for the aquarium area inside this mall. The project is on track to open in the last quarter of 2018

Updated On : January 15, 2018 
Oman will be getting its first snow park this year as preparations are underway for its opening at the Mall. The park will open to the public in the last quarter of 2018. A themed Alpine village facade will give the snow park a more inviting appearance to mall visitors. The snow park will consist of snow carvings, terraces, alpine cottages and chalets, and a souvenir gift shop. Chemical-free snow and ice will be produced after visiting hours, and the park will have a fully automated melt-water recycling system, providing a fresh layer of snow daily. There will also be an artificial snow fall (the snow shower feature) during visiting hours, for people to enjoy an unprecedented snow experience in the sultanate. Additionally, there will be light effects, a realistic star-filled sky, and snow covered trees to reflect the Alpine theme. The snow mobile track will be the park's signature attraction, weaving its way through a large area of the park, featuring more than 21 special rides to accommodate different age groups. Other attractions, many of which are making their debut, will include snow bumper cars, snow mobiles, a snow carousel, snow diggers, snow slides, snow scooters, ice climbing wall, snowball challenge, snowball arena, Alpine theatre, and an ice skating rink. 

Updated On : November 12, 2017 
Palm Mall has been renamed Mall of Muscat and will be ready in the third quarter of 2018, with 75 per cent of the work having been completed. The name of the mall was changed following a survey conducted by the company among tenants. Nearly 100 per cent of the Phase I and part of the Phase II has been leased. The fit-out for the aquarium will begin from November 23, 2017. The project will include VOX cinema, hypermarket (Lulu), four-star hotel and service apartments and an amphitheatre. The company recently signed the syndication agreement with the banks, followed by other pacts with Alshaya Group, Lulu Group, Landmark, Al Othaim (Fabyland) and Omantel. 

Updated On : September 18, 2017 
Construction is in progress and is expected to be completed by May 2018

Updated On : January 29, 2017 
Haya Water has signed an agreement with Tabreed Oman Company to sell treated waste water. The agreement states that Haya Water shall provide approximately 2,000 cubic meters per day for this project to be used for the cooling systems. 

Updated On : November 29, 2016 
Client, through Tamani Entertainment L.L.C, appointed Tolliday Group International (TGI) to provide consultancy, supervision and to perform specialised management and operational services of the aquarium project in the mall, which is set to open in the first quarter of 2018

Updated On : September 5, 2016 
It is understood that most of the anchor tenant areas are ready to be handed over for fit-out. The mall will begin operations with an unprecedented 90% occupancy. 

Updated On : August 31, 2016 
2nd floor slab, block and MEP works are underway. 

Updated On : May 11, 2016 
Structural works are in progress. 

Updated On : March 3, 2016 
It is understood that this mall will open in the third quarter of 2017. A tender announcement for construction of the hotel will be made within three months. Recently, the client has signed an agreement with Dusit International Hospitality Group to manage and operate the hotel and suites. 

Updated On : December 13, 2015 
Ground floor structural works are still in progress. 

Updated On : September 15, 2015 
Client has signed an agreement with Dusit International Hospitality Group, by which Dusit D2 will manage and operate the hotel and suites - Dusit Tamani in this development. The four-star hotel will include (150) luxurious guestrooms and (100) private suites. Palm Mall Muscat project is more than 36% complete. 

Updated On : July 12, 2015 
It is understood that the client has signed an agreement with a Dutch company to build the snow village in this development, which will be the first in Oman. Name of the company has not been disclosed. The snow village will be built at a cost of $30 million.
Client Contact: Mr. Anil Kumar (Project In-Charge)

Updated On : May 4, 2015 
Foundation works are currently underway. 

Updated On : April 26, 2015 
Australia's Advanced Aquarium Technologies and Crossley Architects have been appointed to design and construct the public aquarium. The $25 million oceanarium will be spread over two floors across 8,500 square meters of the mall and showcase Oman's reel life, coastline inhabitants and even include some desert dwelling animals. 

Updated On : March 15, 2015 
Tamani Global Development & Investment, the developer of this project, has entered into a long-term agreement with Tabreed Oman to build, operate, maintain and provide cooling services for this scheme. The cooling system will reduce power consumption by 50% and utilize Treated Sewage Effluent (TSE) water provided by Haya Water, resulting in a totally Green solution for the project's cooling system. 

Updated On : February 17, 2015 
Excavation and survey works are in progress. 

Updated On : December 21, 2014 
The foundation stone has been laid for this project. 

This project involves construction of Mall of Muscat (previously known as Palm Mall) at Mabella (South Batinah, 14 kilometers northwest of Seeb International Airport in Muscat. It is being developed jointly with local Tamani Global Development & Investment. The scheme will cover a total built-up area of approximately 161,000 square meters. The development will be accessible from two of the primary arterial roadways crossing the wilayat, Al Seeb Street to the north and Muscat Expressway to the south. The retail development will cover a built-up area of 157,000 square meters. Key components of the design phase comprise development of lifestyle retail with an approximate gross floor area of 80,000 square meters. Main features of the project include:
- Oman Aquarium: First and largest of its kind in Oman
- Snow Village
- Family Entertainment
- VoX Cinemas comprising 12 screens Multiplex with 4D
- Vast spread of Multi-cuisine Dining, Food Courts, Vanilla Stores, Hypermarket, Landscaping with Plaza/Amphitheater.
It will also comprise a 4-star Business Hotel along with branded residences. The hotel will have a total of (230) rooms with built-up area of 35,000 square meters and operated by a prominent international hotel operator. Local SMC Infrastructure has been appointed as the main contractor. It is understood that Tamani International Development & Investment Company has signed a finance agreement worth $128 million with Ahli Bank

Main ConsultantEngineering Innovation Design & Consulting (Oman)
MEP ConsultantEngineering Innovation Design & Consulting (Oman)
Design ConsultantEngineering Innovation Design & Consulting (Oman)
Specialist ConsultantTolliday Group International - TGI (Oman)
Financial ConsultantAhli Bank (Oman)
Aquarium Design ConsultantAmusement WhiteWater LLC (Dubai)
Main ContractorSMC Infra L.L.C (Oman)
MEP ContractorAirmech Oman L.L.C
Earthmoving & Heavy Duty Equipment SupplierHouse of Equipment L.L.C (Dubai)
Fit-out ContractorAsha Contracting & Interiors L.L.C (Oman)
Formwork & Scaffolding SupplierACROW (Oman)
Crane SupplierHouse of Equipment L.L.C (Dubai)
General ContractorAdvanced Aquarium Technologies (Australia)
General Contractor(2)Crossley Architects (Australia)
Tender Categories Construction & Contracting
Hotels
Leisure & Entertainment


Sample #3   -   Current Project
For any further assistance from OmanProjects on this project/tender, please quote our reference number : WPR1272-O
Project Name Ibri 2 Solar IPP
Territory Oman
Client Oman Power & Water Procurement Company S.A.O.C
Description

Development of a Solar Independent Power Project (IPP) with a capacity of up to 500 MW.

Budget ($)

500000000

Tender Cost ($)

Post Date May 22, 2017 
Invitation Date  
Closing Date October 22, 2018 
Period

2021

Status Current Project 
Remarks
Updated On : March 24, 2021 

A consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power plans to start commissioning this project in phases from May 2021. The entire plant is expected to be fully commissioned by August 2021.

 

Updated On : January 19, 2021 

The Authority for Public Services Regulation (APSR) is preparing to grant a generation licence to Shams Ad-Dhahira Generating Company SAOC (SAGC), which is implementing the Sultanate’s biggest solar photovoltaic (PV) based power plant in the Wilayat of Ibri in the northwest of the country. The announcement comes as SAGC, backed by Saudi-based global power and water sector developer ACWA Power, prepares to commission the 500 MW capacity scheme ahead of full commercial operation targeted around the middle of 2021. The proposed Generation Licence (Renewable Energy), once approved, will be effective for a period of 25 years, with the Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) offtaking the plant’s electricity output during this period. When fully operational, it will feature an estimated 1.4 million bifacial-type solar panels, which generate energy from both top and rear sides. With cutting-edge, N-type panels supplied by leading Chinese manufacturers, the Ibri venture will be the largest bifacial-based solar PV project to date in the Middle East. According to a construction timeline provided by Shams Ad-Dhahira Generating Company, a start-up test is scheduled later in February 2021 with the Commercial Operation Date scheduled for June 1, 2021. 

 

Updated On : January 10, 2021 

Construction works are currently in progress on this scheme. 

 

Updated On : August 12, 2020 

Client has announced that the country's largest solar power plant is set to start operations by the mid-2021. It will generate about 1,300 gigawatt hours of power annually. Construction on the power plant began in the second quarter and once completed it will supply power to the client.

 

Updated On : July 5, 2020 

The consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power has received the first shipment of bifacial solar panels for the project. The shipment consists of 24,700 bifacial solar panels, each with an output capacity of 405w. China’s Jolywood supplied the panels.

 

Updated On : June 17, 2020 

Construction works are currently in progress on this scheme. 

 

Updated On : May 27, 2020 

Shams Ad-Dhahira Generating Company SAOC (SAGC), which is developing Oman’s biggest utility-scale solar PV project, is making headway in the implementation of the giant scheme. A number of Chinese firms specialising in solar technology and related equipment manufacturing have announced the award of contracts linked to the implementation of the landmark project. Arctech Solar, a leading manufacturer of solar tracking and racking systems, has completed production and shipment of major tracker components from its Chinese facilities to the site of Ibri-II in the Sultanate. Considering the project was set up in the harsh tropical desert environment and equipped with bifacial modules, the SkyLine (1P) tracking system, one of the most advanced innovative products of Arctech, was an ideal match to the project, what is thought to be the best combination of the two cutting edge technologies in the world. Sungrow, a Chinese based supplier of solar inverter solutions, will shortly commence shipments of inverters to the Ibri-II project. Compatible with bi-facial modules and tracking systems, the inverter solution can significantly maximise returns on the project. Jolywood (Taizhou) Solar Technology Co Ltd, the world’s largest manufacturer of N-type bifacial solar panel modules, said it has kicked off deliveries of modules for the Ibri-II scheme. With bifacial solar modules, power can be produced from both faces of the module, thus increasing total energy generation. They are also known to be more durable because both sides are UV resistant. Slated to come into operation in the summer of 2021.

 

Updated On : March 30, 2020 

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) board of directors have approved a US$60mn loan for the project. This is AIIB’s first non-sovereign-backed financing in the sultanate’s renewable energy sector.

 

Updated On : March 25, 2020 

A consortium consisting of ACWA Power, Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC) and Alternative Energy Projects Co (AEPC) has achieved the financial closure for this project. The 500-megawatt (MW) Ibri II solar photovoltaic (PV) Independent Power Project (IPP), scheduled to be developed on a BOO (build, own, operate) basis, is backed by a 15-year offtake contract from the commercial operations date with Oman Power & Water Procurement Company OPWP), consortium member ACWA Power. The project tariff wasn't disclosed. $400 million project would be funded on a debt to equity ratio of 70:30 with syndicate of six international and local lenders - Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Bank Muscat, Riyad Bank, Siemens Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and Warba Bank - providing $275 million senior debt on a 16.5-year door-todoor tenor. 

 

Updated On : February 23, 2020 

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is going to make a final decision on partially funding the project in March 2020. The money will be borrowed by Shams Ad-Dhahira Generating Company, while ACWA Power, Gulf Investment Corporation and Alternative Energy Projects Co are the main sponsors of the project. The estimated date of financing approval is March 2020 and the estimated last date of disbursement of fund is March 2021

 

Updated On : February 16, 2020 

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a multilateral development bank with a mandate to support infrastructure development in the Asia-Pacific region, has revealed that it is studying a request for around $60 million in funding support from the developers of Oman’s first utility-scale solar PV project. Shams Ad-Dhahira Generating Company SAOC, a consortium led by International Company for Water and Power Projects (ACWA Power), has been awarded a license to finance, develop and operate a 500 MW greenfield solar photovoltaic power plant in Ibri in Al Dhahirah Governorate in the west of the country. The total project cost is approximately $400 million, of which the AIIB loan is about $60 million while the rest is to be funded by the sponsors and other financial institutions. It named the borrower as Shams Ad-Dhahira Generating Company SAOC and the sponsors as International Company for Water and Power Projects (ACWA Power), Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC) and Alternative Energy Projects Co (AEPC). In considering the request for funding support, the bank cited the strategic objectives of the project, which are two-fold: (a) to increase the availability of the renewable power generation capacity and contribute to fill the anticipated gap in the peak demand; and (b) reduce the dependence on gas and other fossil fuels for electricity generation and move to a more balanced and environmentally sustainable energy mix. Importantly, a favourable decision on the funding request will not be the first by AIIB towards an Omani infrastructure project. 

 

Updated On : February 10, 2020 

Construction of the IPP is in progress. The project is expected to be completed by mid-2021.

 

Updated On : November 11, 2019 

A consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power is still undertaking negotiations with banks for the financing of the planned IPP. 

 

Updated On : September 5, 2019 

The consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power is expected to reach financial close on this project in October 2019. Construction work is scheduled to begin before the end of October.

 

Updated On : May 5, 2019 

Consortium has executed the project agreements for the development of Ibri-2 Independent Power Producer (IPP) with the client. The consortium consists of ACWA Power, Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC), and Alternative Energy Projects Co. (AEPCo). Client awarded the project to the winning consortium following an international competitive tendering process that included 12 qualified bidders. The winning consortium submitted the best economic tariff for the electricity that will be sold to OPWP. ACWA Power is the lead investor in the project with a 50 per cent stake, whereas GIC will have a 40 per cent stake and AEPC will control the remaining 10 per cent. The project, to be developed on a build, own, operate (BOO) basis, includes the development, finance, construction and operation of the 500 MW solar potovoltaics (PV) power plant.

 

Updated On : March 18, 2019 
A consortium comprising ACWA Power, Kuwait-based Gulf Investment Corporation and Kuwait-based Alternative Energy Projects Co has been awarded the main contract, which is selected following a detailed financial, technical and legal evaluation of bid proposals. 

Updated On : March 12, 2019 
Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power has been selected as preferred bidder for the scheme. 

Updated On : March 7, 2019 
Client has invited consultants to submit proposals by 14 April, 2019 for the consultancy contract on this scheme. 

Updated On : February 11, 2019 
The main contract is expected to be awarded in Q1 of 2019

Updated On : November 19, 2018 
Evaluation of bids is currently underway and client expects to finalize the award by early next year. The project is planned to achieve commercial operation by June 2021. Bids have been received from the following three groups:
(i) Abu Dhabi future Energy Company PJSC (Masdar), Total Solar and Jinko Power (HK) Company Limited;
(ii) International Company for Water and Power Projects (ACWA Power), Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC) and Alternative Energy Projects Company; and
(iii) (iii) Marubeni Corporation, Oman Gas Company (OGC), Nebras Power QPSC, and Bahwan Renewable Energy Company LLC

Updated On : November 13, 2018 
It is under stood that bids were received from the following developers:
Acwa Power (Saudi Arabia)
Marubeni (Japan)
Masdar (UAE)/ Total (France)/ Jinko Solar (China)

Updated On : November 12, 2018 
Client has received proposals from developers on this scheme. 

Updated On : June 6, 2018 
Client has invited developers to submit proposals by October 22, 2018

Updated On : April 29, 2018 
Client has prequalified 12 groups for the tender. The 12 prequalified groups are:
Acwa Power (Saudi Arabia)
BP Lightsource (UK)/ CHINT New Energy Development (China)
EDF (France)/ Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco)
Engie (France)
GCL New Energy International (Hong Kong)/ Alfanar (Saudi Arabia)
Marubeni Corporation (Japan)
Masdar (UAE)/ Total Solar (France)
Mitsui & Company (Japan)
Hanwha Energy Corporation (South Korea)
Sumitomo Corporation (Japan)
X-Elio Energy (Spain)
Zorlu Enerji (Turkey)/ Abengoa (Spain)
OPWP is currently working to finalise the Request for Proposals (RfP) which will soon be issued to the above listed prequalified applicants upon receipt of the relevant approvals. 

Updated On : April 17, 2018 
Client will announce the names of qualified bidders before the end of this month and issue the relevant tender in May 2018. Importantly, it has left it to the bidders to propose the technologies on which their bids will be based. Bidders will be encouraged to develop the project on a sound technical basis using proven technology with high efficiency, flexibility of operation and an environmentally compliant configuration, as well as safe and reliable processes and operating procedures. A formal contract award is expected to be announced in Q3, 2018 with the Commercial Operation Date (COD) slated for early 2021

Updated On : March 1, 2018 
Client has revealed the 28 groups, which submitted prequalification entries for this scheme. The list of bidders are:
Acwa Power (Saudi Arabia)
Masdar (UAE)/ Total Solar (France)
AFT Group (Australia) /ET Technology (China)
AFT Group (Australia)/ Metallurgical Corporation (China)
Amarenco Solar (France)/ Mubbadrah
BIET (Egypt)
BP Lightsource (UK)/ CHINT New Energy Development (China)
EDF (France)/ Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco)
Infiniti Overseas (local)
Engie (France)
GCL New Energy International (China)/ Alfanar Company (Saudi Arabia)
Hanwha Energy Corporation (South Korea)/ Hanwha Q Cells (South Korea)
Hero Future Energies (India)
Jinko Power (China)
Marubeni Corporation (Japan)
Mitsui (Japan)
Nebras Power (Qatar)
NTPC (India)
TBEA (China)/ Oman National Engineering & Investment Company
Powerchina / Mohammed al-Barwani Holding (local)
SB Energy (Japan)
Gruppo Industriale Maccaferri (Italy)/ Shannon Energy Corporation (Ireland)
SNC-Lavalin (Canada)/ SkyPower Holdings (Canada)
SOWIW Group / Kalmen Middle East (UK)/ Gulf Musanada (UAE)
Sumitomo (Japan)
United Al Maria (UAE)
X-Elio Energy (Spain)
Zorlu Enerji (Turkey) / Abengoa (Spain).

The first set of 20 companies participating in the tender have since been issued preliminary letters of compliance by the Authority for Electricity Regulation Oman (AER). Confirmation of compliance is a legal requirement for any entity to hold a licence issued by the Authority. The evaluation of SoQs is currently underway and applicants will be informed of the status of their qualification after the necessary approvals are obtained. A formal contract award is expected to be announced in Q3, 2018 with the Commercial Operation Date (COD) slated for early 2021

Updated On : February 22, 2018 
The Authority for Electricity Regulation Oman (AER) has issued preliminary confirmation to bidders participating in the solar project to confirm they satisfy the Authority’s Appropriate Person Criteria. Confirmation of compliance is a legal requirement for any entity to hold a licence issued by the Authority. The letter issued by the Authority is also a requirement for interested bidders to submit a response to the Request for Qualification issued by the OPWP. The deadline for submission is February 22, 2018 and the Authority has issued confirmation letters to 20 potential bidders. 

Updated On : December 31, 2017 
Client has launched a request for qualifications (RfQ) for the Developers. The RfQ documents can be purchased by January 18, 2018 while the submission deadline is February 22, 2018. This RFQ is for Developers and is not applicable to interested or potential EPC Contractor. 

Updated On : December 28, 2017 
A Request for Qualifications (RfQ) for this IPP will be issued today. Investment in the scheme is estimated at $500 million with a consortium of international and local investors expected to pitch in all of the estimated capex for this project. As a PV based project, the Ibri IPP will come up on a sprawling 1,800 hectare site identified as ideal for large-scale solar utility schemes. Output from the plant, which is large enough to meet the power requirements of some 33,000 homes, will be evacuated via a link to the Main Interconnected System operated by Oman Electricity Transmission Company. Tender documents will be issued to prequalified bidders before the end of the first quarter 2018. A formal contract award is expected to be announced in the third quarter 2018 with the Commercial Operation Date (COD) slated for early 2021. Development of the Solar PV IPP will be based on the successful IPP structure established in Oman, using a transparent competition process to award the contract to a highly qualified private sector project company delivering a world class technology solution. The estimated project capex of $500 million will be borne entirely by the private sector, with the winning consortium securing an award for the financing, procurement, engineering, construction, operation and maintenance of the new power plant for a 15-year period initially. Additionally, the project will make a significant contribution to natural gas and carbon emissions savings. By harnessing solar energy for electricity generation, the plant will offset around 340,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually. Gas saved as a result can be diverted to downstream petrochemical or other industrial investments, thereby contributing to job and business growth opportunities. The potential for local content development and capacity building will be keenly explored as well. 

Updated On : November 8, 2017 
The project is moved to the second stage and currently working with consultants for tendering process. The site for the project has not been finalized and is considering a number of sites such as Al Mazyouna. 

Updated On : October 30, 2017 
The consortium comprising top German engineering consultancy Fichtner, international investment banking and advisory services firm Synergy Consulting and global law firm DLA Piper, will be advising the client. As per the deal, Fichtner will provide technical advisory services, while Synergy Consulting will be responsible for financial advisory services and DLA Piper for legal advisory services. The trio will also advise the client in preparing the groundwork as well as the tendering documents for a competitive process leading to the implementation of this IPP. 

Updated On : October 15, 2017 
Client has appointed US/India’s Synergy Consulting as financial adviser for the sultanate’s first planned solar independent power project (IPP). 

Updated On : August 15, 2017 
Client is evaluating proposals for the financial and legal advisory contracts on this project. Names of bidders have not been disclosed. 

Updated On : June 7, 2017 
A Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking legal advisory services for this development has been issued. The tender documents are available for purchase from the office of client till June 18, 2017. The last date for bid submission is July 24, 2017

Updated On : May 22, 2017 
Client is seeking proposals from interested bidders to provide Financial and Commercial Advisory Service on this scheme. The tender documents are available for purchase till June 04, 2017. The last date for bid submission is July 10, 2017

This project involves construction of Ibri 2 Solar IPP in Oman. Technical advisers have been engaged to develop tender documents and an appropriate evaluation methodology that assures a cost-effective project without subsidy. Client expects to issue the request for proposal (RFP) in the fourth quarter of 2017. The project is expected to be operational by 2020

Financial ConsultantSynergy Consulting Infrastructure & Financial Advisory Services Inc. (USA)
Legal ConsultantDLA Piper (Oman)
Technical ConsultantFichtner Gmbh & Co. KG (Germany)
Main ContractorACWA (Arabian Company for Water & Power Development) - Saudi Arabia
Sub-ContractorSungrow Power Supply Company Ltd (China)
Main Contractor(2)Gulf Investment Corporation - KIC (Kuwait)
Main Contractor(3)Alternative Energy Projects Company (Kuwait)
Sub-Contractor(2)Arctech Solar Holding Co.Ltd.(China)
Solar Panels SupplierJolywood (Taizhou) Solar Technology Co.Ltd. (China)
Tender Categories Power & Alternative Energy


Sample #4   -   Tender Supply
For any further assistance from OmanProjects on this project/tender, please quote our reference number : 2/2020/GTB(I)/PRC-O
Project Name Training Program
Territory Oman
Client Tender Board (Oman)
Description

Provision of works for Creative Thinking Training Program.

Budget ($)

Tender Cost ($)

Post Date February 13, 2020 
Invitation Date  
Closing Date February 24, 2020 
Period

Status Completed Tenders 
Remarks

Tender No. 2/2020/GTB(I)/PRC-2. This tender Service is at Oman. Tenders are invited for Creative Thinking Training Program.

Evaluation Type: Item Wise

Procurement Category: Services

Procurement Sub Category Names: Education, Training and Development of Human Resources

Vendor Grades: Third,
Fourth,
Excellent,
First,
Second

PreBid Clarification: Online

Governorate: Muscat

Wilayat: Bowsher

Envelope Type: Single Envelope

Tender Document Fee (RO): Payment Mode : Not Applicable

Is Alternate Bid Allowed: Yes

Tender Document Sales Start Date: 12-02-2020 09:30

Tender Document Sales End Date: 18-02-2020 12:00

PreBid Clarification Start: 18-02-2020 12:30

PreBid Clarification End: 23-02-2020 11:00

Bid Submission Closing: 24-02-2020 10:00

Priced Bid Opening: 24-02-2020 11:00. Tender documents can be obtained from: TENDER BOARD INTERNAL, Tel: (+968)24166670. 

Tender Categories Education & Training


Sample #5   -   Tender Supply
For any further assistance from OmanProjects on this project/tender, please quote our reference number : 1/2020/CBO/HQ-O
Project Name Consultancy Services
Territory Oman
Client Central Bank of Oman (CBO)
Description

Provision of Engineering Consultancy Design & Supervision Services to Refurbish CBOs Existing Building.

Budget ($)

Tender Cost ($)

260

Post Date January 23, 2020 
Invitation Date  
Closing Date February 25, 2020 
Period

Status Completed Tenders 
Remarks
Updated On : March 4, 2020 

Technical bids have been opened for this tender. Bidder include;
Al Saqf Engineering Consultancy
Arab Engneering
Alwaha Engineering Consultancy

 

Tender No. 1/2020/CBO/HQ-1. This tender Service is at Oman. Tenders are invited for Provision of Engineering Consultancy Design & Supervision Services to Refurbish Cbo’s Existing Building in Muscat/Ruwi.

Evaluation Type: Schedule Wise

Procurement Category: Consulting Offices

Procurement Sub Category Names: Civil Engineering Consultancy,
Architecture Consultancy,
Quantity Survey services,
Electrical Engineering Consultancy,
Mechanical Engineering Consultancy,
Electronics Engineering Consultancy

Vendor Grades: First

PreBid Clarification: Online

Governorate: Muscat

Wilayat: Muscat

Envelope Type: Two Bid Envelope DG

Tender Document Fee (RO): Payment Mode : Online 100.000

Tender Bond Value: 1200.000 Amount in Omani Rials

Is Alternate Bid Allowed: No

Tender Document Sales Start Date: 21-01-2020 14:00

Tender Document Sales End Date: 30-01-2020 18:00

PreBid Clarification Start: 21-01-2020 14:00

PreBid Clarification End: 06-02-2020 12:00

Bid Submission Closing: 25-02-2020 14:00

Priced Bid Opening: 03-03-2020 13:00. Tender documents can be obtained from: CENTRAL BANK OF OMAN, Head office
P.O. Box 1161,
Postal Code 112,
Street Name: Al Markazi
Building Number: 44
Ruwi
Tel: (968) 23293333
Fax: (+968) 23293739
Tel: Head Office: (+968) 24 777 777
Fax: (+968) 24777723, Email: cboportalservices@cbo.gov.om. 

Tender Categories Construction & Contracting
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