Misfah will be Oman’s first big power plant for which gas supply is not guaranteed. Options include imports of both electricity and gas.

Oman’s state utility OPWP says that 11 firms have submitted qualification documents for development of a 750-850MW capacity power plant to be built at Misfah, 50km southwest of the capital Muscat, for start-up in 2021.

The companies, which include international private power project developers as well as Iranian energy conglomerate Mapna and...