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January 21, 2022

Salalah Power Plant, Oman

By Carmen

Salalah Power Plant is a 273MW gas fired power project. It is located in Dhofar, Oman. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in May 2003.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 273 273 Active Dhofar, Oman Dhofar Generating Co SAOC


The project was developed by Dhofar Generating Co SAOC. Mitsui, International Company for Water and Power Projects and Dhofar International Development & Investment Holding Co.S.A.O.G are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 45%, 27% and 10% respectively.

It is a Gas Turbine power plant. The power plant run on dual-fuel. The primary fuel being used to power the plant is natural gas. In case of shortage of natural gas the plant can also run on Fuel Oil.

The project cost is $168m.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in May 2003.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Oman Power and Water Procurement under a power purchase agreement for a period of 15 years.

Contractors Involved

GE Power was selected as the turbine supplier for the Gas fired project. The company provided 1 unit of LM2500 gas turbine.

GE Power was selected as the turbine supplier for the Gas fired project. The company provided 6 units of PG6581B gas turbines, each with 35MW nameplate capacity.

GE Power supplied electric generator for the project.

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


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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