By Andy Sambidge
Mott MacDonald will supervise construction, testing of 2,000MW facility in Sur
UK firm Mott MacDonald has been appointed by the Phoenix Power Company for the construction of the largest ever power station in Oman.
The 2,000MW combined cycle power plant located at Sur in the Sharqiyah region is being developed to meet the growing commercial and consumer demand for electricity.
Mott MacDonald's role will run for the remaining two years of the design and construction period and will comprise design review and the supervision of construction, inspection, testing and commissioning.
Grant Willis, Mott MacDonald's project manager, said: "Early power of 433MW is scheduled to be available from April 2013 with the remainder of the 2,000MW capacity scheduled for commercial operation in April 2014.
"Once built, some older, less efficient power plants in Oman will be decommissioned."
Mott MacDonald is a global management, engineering and development consultancy with more than 14,000 staff, £1bn revenue and work in 140 countries for the public and private sectors.