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Atkins wins major power consultancy work in Oman

Atkins Power & Renewables has won the contract to provide technical advisory services for the development of the Oman’s Power 2021 Procurement Cycle.

Oman Power and Water Procurement Co. (OPWP) is expanding the current installed capacity of around 6,000 MW by 800 MW to meet forecasted power demand by 2021.

Atkins’ scope of work includes a site selection strategy to determine the project’s optimum location, and drafting the project definition report and competition paper, it said in a statement.

The company is also supporting the evaluation of developer prequalification submittals, and will assist with agreeing on the final short list of developers through to bid evaluation and award of contract to the successful bidder.

The development will provide additional security of supply to Oman and improve margin particularly during summer months when demand is greatest.

Callum McLaurin, project director and head of business Middle East, said: “This is considered a strategic win as it provides us with exposure to a major client in the region with significant expansion plans and enables both parties to develop a mutually beneficial working relationship.”

The total duration of the project is expected to be 18 months. It is being managed by a team of engineers based in the power office in Abu Dhabi, with support from the wider Atkins community in UK, Oman and Bangalore.

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