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November 15, 2021

Barka Waste-to-Energy Project, Oman

By Carmen

Barka Waste-to-Energy Project is a 160MW biopower project. It is planned in Al Batinah South, Oman. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2022 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2023.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 160 160 Permitting Al Batinah South, Oman Oman Power and Water Procurement


The project is being developed and currently owned by Oman Power and Water Procurement.

The project cost is expected to be around $193.57m.

The process of combustion will be adopted in this project to release the stored energy from the feed. Refuse which is a kind of municipal solid waste will be used as a feedstock to power the project.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2022. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2023.

About Oman Power and Water Procurement

Oman Power and Water Procurement Co (OPWP), a subsidiary of Electricity Holding Company SAOC is an electric services company that offers power and water retailing from power projects, and independent water and power projects. The company’s services include project development, planning and economics, project implementation and spot market services. Its planning and economics services comprise planning for new capacity, forecasting demand for electricity, and output to meet the generating security planning standard. OPWP manages the procurement, purchase, and management of the power production capacity and collaborates with other electricity company for power supplies. The company also imports and exports electricity. OPWP is headquartered in Ruwi, Oman.


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