Oman’s OPWP currently gets all its power from gas-fired plants, but plans for a second big solar power plant imply a major shift from gas burning is under way.

Oman Power and Water Procurement Co (OPWP) has begun the tendering process for its second utility-scale solar power plant with a call for bidders to provide technical services for building a solar plant with capacity to generate between 500MW and 1GW.

The plant will be known as the Solar 2022 independent power producer (IPP)...