News 06 Oct. 2011

Curtis wins Oman Government IPP Contract in Competitive Tender

Muscat, October 6, 2011 - Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP has announced that the international law firm has won the competitive tender for a contract to advise the Oman government-owned power purchaser, the Power and Water Procurement Company S.A.O.C. (OPWP).

Curtis will counsel OPWP on the development of a gas-fired Independent Power Project at Musandam, Oman. The project will serve the electricity needs of the governorate.

The Oman Power and Water Procurement Company is the single Buyer of power and water for all IPP/IWPP projects within the Sultanate of Oman. These projects are critical to the reliable and sustainable development of the power sector and the economic development of Oman. The OPWP is responsible for ensuring that there is sufficient electricity and water production capacity available at the lowest cost to meet the growing demands in the Sultanate of Oman.

Established in 1997, the Curtis Oman office advises both private- and public-sector clients, including various ministries and related entities, on a full range of international and domestic legal matters. Curtis has been lead adviser on some of the largest and most significant projects in Oman, and is regularly recognized as one of the country's foremost law firms.

The core practice areas of infrastructure, project finance and privatization are complemented by experience in banking, energy, arbitration, insurance, shipping and port development, tourism, real estate, employment, public procurement, corporate, and commercial law, among other areas.

Curtis also publishes the popular Oman Law Blog, which covers a wide range of legal and business issues concerning Oman:

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