Siemens signs major Oman gas turbine contract

Jan 30, 2019
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Siemens said it received an order worth €200 million (US$229 million) to supply the Duqm’s power and water plant with gas and steam turbines, to meet a growing demand in Oman.

The contract, which also includes providing long-term power generation services and digital solutions, is the company’s largest in Oman, Germany’s Siemens said in a statement.

Following completion of the project in 2022, Duqm plant will have an installed generating capacity of 326 megawatts (MW) in combined-cycle duty and 36,000 M3 of desalinated water per day for DRPIC facilities.

“Spanning a period of 25 years, the service contract for the project marks also one of the company’s longest contracts in the oil and gas sector globally,” the company said.

The Duqm plant and associated desalination facility is located in the Duqm Special Economic Zone, and is being developed by Duqm Power Company LLC, a joint venture, between Oman Oil Company and Gulf Energy of Thailand.

The plant will meet the requirements of the new adjacent DRPIC Refinery and Petrochemical complex, complementing the country’s economic diversification plan and the focus on building up its industrial sector.

The Siemens scope of supply includes a combined cycle power plant consisting of five SGT-800 industrial gas turbines, five SST-300 industrial steam turbines, and the corresponding control system. Additionally, the project scope includes Siemens’ cybersecurity solutions to improve asset visibility, reliability and security, while decreasing operation and maintenance costs.

Eng. Abdullah Al Hashimi, project director, said: “Oman aims to build a robust and diversified energy system that can support its long-term, sustainable economic development.”

“This is the biggest order ever Siemens achieved in Oman for medium-size gas turbines and the first one in Oman for our SGT-800. Currently, Siemens supports the generation of more than half of Oman’s power supply, enabling the country to optimise gas consumption,” said Jean-Claude Nasr, senior executive vice president, Power Generation at Siemens in the Middle East and North Africa. “Siemens reiterates its firm commitment to continue its support to the growing Omani market with focus on the expansion of localisation and Omanisation in the long term, strengthening the country’s economy and creating more jobs for the Omanis,” Nasr added.

“The advanced monitoring and diagnostics services provided to Duqm plant will help maximise performance, lower operating costs and deliver better and more reliable business outcomes for the plant operator,” added Claudia Massei, CEO of Siemens Oman. “We are looking forward to contributing further to Oman’s long-term energy and water strategy, in a sustainable manner.”

Siemens has been operating in Oman since 1972. Today, the company is actively supporting the Sultanate’s diversification plan and executing a number of key projects in different sectors. The company is actively supporting Oman’s long-term economic growth through the application of technology in the fields of electrification, automation, and digitalisation along with the proactive transfer of knowledge and technical expertise.