原文：Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has said that it expects to finalise plans for a potential Independent Power Project (IPP) at Duqm during 2014, with commercial operation targeted during 2018.
The installed capacity is expected to be in the range of 300 megawatt (MW) to 400 MW, but this will depend on a wider study of energy options for the Duqm area.
The state-run procurer said: “OPWP expects to complete the Duqm study in 2014, in order to support an expected procurement action that would lead to a Duqm IPP to begin operation around 2018.
“At this stage, OPWP expects that this plant would have capacity in the range of 300 MW to 400 MW, and without a transmission interconnection with the MIS [Main Interconnected System serving North Oman], though that could occur in the future depending upon demand development.
This scale of plant capacity, in combination with the planned RAECO plants, would meet requirements under all three demand scenarios through 2020, and provide time to observe the pace of demand development towards planning further capacity additions,” it added