Oman Power and Water Procurement (OPWP) is to appoint a consultant to provide legal advisory services for the competitive tendering of a coal-fired independent power plant (IWPP).

The tender documents will be provided in electronic format upon evidence of bank transfer or can be collected directly up to June 22. The last date for submission of the documents is July 24, according to a statement.

The proposal for a coal-fired project is part of a shift from use of natural gas for power generation as also for water desalination. In April, OPWP had issued its request for proposals from international consultants for providing financial and commercial advisory services for the development of the coal-based IPP.

The selected consultant will advise OPWP on the scope and [