• 27+ GW

    of power

    power
  • 3 million M3 day

    of desalinated water

    water

Project

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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

  • LOCATION
    60 km north of Muscat, Oman
  • OFFTAKER
    Oman Power and Water Procurement Company
  • FUEL
    Natural Gas
  • POWER
    427 MW
  • CONFIGURATION
    Gas & Steam Turbines - CCGT
  • DESALINATED WATER
    91,000 m3/day
  • DESALINATION PROCESS
    Multi-Stage Flash (MSF)
  • PROJECT COST
    USD 415 Mn
  • COMMERCIAL OPERATIONAL DATE
    Q1 2003
  • ACQUISITION DATE
    August 2010
  • ACWA POWER SHARE
    42%
  • OFFTAKE CONTRACT
    PWPA-BOO 20 years
  • OPERATOR
    NOMAC Oman
  • OTHER INVESTORS
    Instrata, Multitech, 35% public – Muscat Stock Market
  • EPC
    Anasaldo & Hitachi Zosen