Sembcorp Opens $1 Billion Salalah Water, Power Plant in Oman

Sembcorp Industries Ltd. (SCI), the biggest utility in Southeast Asia, formally opened its $1 billion Salalah water and power plant in Oman.

The Singapore-based company’s facility consists of a gas-fired power plant and a seawater desalination plant, the largest of its kind in Dhofar, Sembcorp said in a statement. The utility’s first facility in Oman, it will provide water and power under a 15-year purchase agreement with the state.

Commercial operations at the facility began earlier this year, the company said in the May 19 statement. The project’s partners included Oman Investment Corp. and Instrata Capital BSC. Sembcorp also owns and operates the Fujairah 1 independent water and power plant, one of the world’s largest operating hybrid desalination plants, in the United Arab Emirates.

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