ENGIE operates in the Sultanate of Oman a total production capacity of 1.5 GW of electricity and 270 000 m3 of desalinated water per day.

Power and drinking water generation

ENGIE has shares in four combined cycled gas turbine Al Rusail, Al-Kamil, Sohar 2 and Barka 3 (IPP - Independent Power Producer), and two plants of seawater desalination Sohar 1  and Barka 2 (IWPP - Independent Water and Power Producer). The total installed capacity owned by the Group in Oman is 1.5 GW of power generation and 87.6 m3 of water per day.

STOMO is a consortium between Tractebel, Repair and National Trading Company LLC.  This  70% subsidiary of ENGIE provides operating and maintenance services of Group plants

  • SOHAR I, situated on Batinah coast, the combined cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) coupled with a seawater desalinisation plant. It has a capacity of 585 MW of electricity and 150,000 m3 of drinking water per day. ENGIE (35 %) and its local partners operate the plant since 2007, and sold the production through of a long-term contract for a 15 years period at Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWPC).
  • SOHAR II, is a power plant gas station with a capacity of 251 MW. Since May 2010, ENGIE owns a 46 % stake in the construction and operation of the plant, as part of a consortium with Omani partners (Multitech LLC and the Public Authority for Social Insurance) and Japanese partners (Sojitz Corporation and Shikoku Electric Company). Full commercial operation began in 2013, via an O & M agreement for a 15 years period.
  • AL RUSAIL, is the first power plant in the Sultanate of Oman which have been privatized. ENGIE (30.9%) operates as part of a consortium with Mubadala Development Company and National Trading Company, the gas station with a capacity of 665 MW, for a period of 15 years.
  • AL KAMIL, is operated by Al Kamil Power Company, which ENGIE owns a 65 % equity. This gas power plant has a capacity of 277 MW. Its production is sold since 2002 to OPWPC through a long-term supply contract until 2017.
  • BARKA II, is a combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) cpoupled with a seawater desalinisation plant, operated by a consortium with ENGIE (30.90 %), Mubadala Development (47.5 %) and National Trading Company (5%). Its production, 678 MW of electricity and 120,000 cubic meters of water per day is sold to Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWPC) through a purchase power agreement for a 15 years period since 2009.  
  • BARKA III, in which ENGIE has a 46 % stake, is a gas station with a capacity of 744 MW. Barka III received the EPCOD (Early Power Commercial Operation Date) in August 2012 and has been operating since 2013. Its production is sold to OPWPC (Oman Power and Water Procurement Company).

Energy services

ENGIE Tractebel is active in the field of power generation and transfer and electricity distribution networks projects in the Sultanate of Oman. It has an extensive experience in seawater desalination units which allows to combine power and water generation. In Oman, Tractebel Engineering is the prime contractor for Barka III and Sohar II power plants, and also provides consulting services for Oman Electricity Transmission Company SAOC (OETC) on the country's transfer system.

To sum up :

  • 270 000 m3 desalinated water per day ENGIE
  • Demand for electricity is growing at 7 % year-on-year[1]
  • 97 % of natural gas exports are shipped to Asia [2]