• 22+ GW

    of power

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  • 2.7 million M3 day

    of desalinated water

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Assets

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Water

Power

  • Project Statistics

    2,750 +

    Employees

  • ~60%

    Local Employment

  • 36

    Assets in 10 Countries

  • 94%

    Greenfield Projects

Barka 1 IWPP

Barka 1 IWPP

OVERVIEW

Barka 1 is the first IWPP developed as part of the privatization program of the Sultanate of Oman. It was also the first dual purpose power generation and desalination plant 100% owned by international  and local investors. The plant began commercial operations in June 2003, and a majority stake was acquired by ACWA Power in August 2010.

This facility contributes 6% of the electricity and 24% of the desalinated water in Oman.


KEY FACTS

  • Location60 km north of Muscat, Oman
  • OfftakerOman Power and Water Procurement Company
  • FuelNatural Gas
  • Power427 MW
  • ConfigurationGas & Steam Turbines - CCGT
  • Desalinated Water91,200 m3/day
  • Desalination processMulti-Stage Flash (MSF)
  • Project CostUSD 415 Mn
  • Commercial Operational DateQ1 2003
  • Acquisition DateAugust 2010
  • ACWA Power Share42%
  • Offtake Contract PWPA-BOO 15 years
  • OperatorNOMAC Oman
  • Other InvestorsInstrata, Multitech, 35% public – Muscat Stock Market
  • EPCAnasaldo & Hitachi Zosen
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