Sembcorp Salalah Power & Water Company (Sembcorp Salalah) celebrated the official opening of its US$1 billion Salalah Independent Water and Power Plant (Salalah IWPP) in Oman. The ceremony was graced by His Excellencies Sayyid Mohammed bin Sultan bin Hamoud Al Busaidy, Oman’s Minister of State and Governor of Dhofar, and K Shanmugam, Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law, as the Guests of Honour. They were joined by government officials from Oman and Singapore, senior management representatives from Sembcorp Industries, the Oman Investment Corporation and Instrata Capital.
The Salalah IWPP was successfully completed and commenced full commercial operation in May 2012. The facility consists of a gas-fired power plant with a total gross capacity of 490 megawatts (net capacity of 445 megawatts) and a seawater desalination plant with a total water production capacity of 15 million imperial gallons (69,000 cubic metres) per day. It will provide power and water under a 15-year power and water purchase agreement with the Oman Power and Water Procurement Company, which is wholly owned by the Government of Oman.
Tang Kin Fei, Chairman of Sembcorp Salalah, said, “We at Sembcorp Salalah are very pleased to celebrate this momentous occasion. The successful completion of the Salalah IWPP is a significant milestone for the company.
“As the largest and most energy-efficient power and water plant in Dhofar, the Salalah IWPP will play a major role in meeting the region’s growing power and water demand. We look forward to serving the essential power and water needs of the region for many more years to come.”