Oman’s state utility OPWP is planning the sultanate’s first utility-scale solar power project. The company has requested proposals by the end of November for technical and economic advisory services for the development of a solar independent power producer (IPP) project.

Although the advisory notice does not give any details of the planned IPP, OPWP has for some time been considering developing 200MW of solar capacity at two sites near the towns of Manah and Adam. These lie to...