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January 12, 2022

ACWA Power Barka I Power Plant, Oman

By Carmen

ACWA Power Barka I Power Plant is a 427MW gas fired power project. It is located in Al Batinah South, Oman. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in June 2003.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 427 427 Active Al Batinah South, Oman ACWA Power Barka SAOG


The project was developed by ACWA Power Barka SAOG. The project is currently owned by International Company for Water and Power Projects with a stake of 41.91%, Instrata Capital and Multitech.

It is a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power plant that is used for Peakload.

The project cost is $415m.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in June 2003.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Oman Power and Water Procurement under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

Ansaldo Energia, Enelpower and Hitachi Zosen were selected to render EPC services for the gas fired power project.

Siemens was selected as the turbine supplier for the Gas fired project. The company supplied SGT5-2000E model gas turbines for the project.

Siemens supplied electric generator for the project.

Ansaldo Energia supplied steam boiler for the project.

The First National Operation & Maintenance is the O&M contractor for thermal power project.

About ACWA Power Barka SAOG

ACWA Power Barka SAOG (ACWA Power) is an energy utility that develops, invests, co-owns, and operates a portfolio of power generation and water desalination plants. The company generates energy from natural gas, wind power, oil fired, clean coal, photo voltaic, concentrated solar power, waste-to energy, reverse osmosis, and others. ACWA Power delivers desalinated water in bulk to state utilities and major industries on long-term contracts under public-private-partnership, concession and utility services outsourcing models. It has interests in a portfolio of assets located in the Middle East and North Africa, Southern Africa, Europe, and South East Asia regions. ACWA Power is headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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