CCGT Plants in Oman
Al-Kamil
Location: Sharqiya
Operator: International Power
Configuration: 3 X 83 MW 9001E gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2002
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Hyundai, AIC Construction Co
Quick facts: International Power received the award for the Al-Kamil IPP in July 2000.

Photograph courtesy of International Power
Posted 18 Jul 2003

Al-Manah
Location: Batinah
Operator: United Power Co of Muscat
Configuration: 3 X 30 MW 6001E gas turbines, 2 X 90 MW 9001E gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1996-2000
T/G supplier: Alstom
Quick facts: Al-Manah was the first IPP in the Persian Gulf region and was developed by a consortium of Tractebel and the Omani companies National Trading Co, Tawoos, WJ Towell, and Zubair Enterprise. K&M Engineering led the development, tendering and sponsor selection process.

Photograph courtesy of K&M Engineering
Posted 20 Jan 2003

Barka-II
Location: Batinah
Operator: Suez-Tractebel Operation and Maintenance Oman LLC
Configuration: 678-MW, 3+1 CCGT with V94.2 gas turbines desal
Operation: 2007
Fuel: natural gas, oil
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: Ansaldo, Siemens
EPC: Doosan
Quick facts: In Dec 2006, GDF SUEZ was selected as the owner/developer for the Barka II and Al Rusail power projects. Barka-II is 100km north of Muscat and went commercial on 15 Nov 2009. The associated desalination plant produces 45GL/yr of potable water. Other owners are Mubadala of Abu Dhabi and National Trading Co of Oman.

Photograph courtesy of Doosan
Posted 10 Apr 2011

Ghubrah-IV
Location: Batinah
Operator: Al Ghubrah Power & Desalination Co SAOC
Configuration: 2 X 95 MW 9001E gas turbines for desalination service
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 1995
T/G supplier: John Brown Engineering
EPC: John Brown Engineering, Bahwan Engineering

Photograph courtesy of Bahwan Engineering
Posted 14 Jun 2008

Rusail
Location: Batinah
Operator: Suez-Tractebel Operation and Maintenance Oman LLC
Configuration: 6 X 88-MW 9001E, 2 X 95-MW 9001E gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, distillate oil
Operation: 1984-2001
T/G supplier: John Brown, GE, Alstom, BHEL, Brush
EPC: Sadelmi, BHEL
Quick facts: In Dec 2006, Suez acquired a 47.5% stake in Al Rusail Power Co, the first privatization of existing electricity assets in Oman. The acquisition was completed in conjunction with the development of the Barka II power project. About $800mn of limited recourse financing was closed in Feb 2007 for the combined projects. The banking syndicate was led by HSBC Bank Middle East and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. Rusail is sited 40km west of Muscat and is connected to Oman's grid at 132kV.

Photograph courtesy of GDF SUEZ
Posted 20 Feb 2008

Salalah
Location: Dhofar
Operator: Dhofar Power Co
Configuration: 6 X 33 MW 6001B gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, diesel
Operation: 2003
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: L&T-S&L, Larsen & Toubro
Quick facts: In Sep 2001, a consortium led by PSEG Global started construction of a 200-MW gas turbine plant and 132kV transmission systems as part of a 20yr concession -- the first of its kind in the Middle East -- to privatize the Salalah Power System in southern Oman. PSEG later withdrew from Oman and Electricity Holding Co SAOC now owns 98% of the shares of Dhofar Power.

Photograph courtesy of Power
Posted 28 Oct 2003

Sohar
Location: Batinah
Operator: Suez-Tractebel Operation and Maintenance Oman LLC
Configuration: 585-MW, 3+1 CCGT with SGT5-2000E gas turbines desal
Operation: 2007
Fuel: natural gas, oil
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: Siemens, Alstom
EPC: Doosan, Bahwan Engineering Co, Douglas OHI, L&T-S&L
Quick facts: The desalination plant associated with this $550mn IPP delivers 150,000 m3/day of potable water. Electricity and water are sold to the Oman Power and Water Procurement Co (PWP) under a 15yr power and water purchase agreement with capacity, energy, variable water cost, and fuel cost components. This project will primarily serve the wilayats of Northern Batinah region and the industrial estate at Sohar Port. Sohar Power is a JV of GDF SUEZ (50%) and National Trading Co, W J Towell & Co, Zubair Enterprise, Sogex Oman Co, and the Ministry of Defence Pension Fund (10% each). Doosan also supplied four water distillers.

Photograph courtesy of GDF SUEZ
Posted 22 Dec 2007

Sohar Port
Location: Batinah
Operator: Sohar Aluminium Co
Configuration: Two 500-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with GT13E2 gas turbines
Operation: 2008
Fuel: natural gas, oil
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom, Al Hassan
Quick facts: In Dec 2005, Alstom was awarded a turnkey 425mn turnkey EPC contract for this CCGT to power a new smelter complex. Alstom also secured a 15yr service agreement for gas turbines, generators and auxiliary equipment and the order includes an option for a third 500 MW CCGT block. The power plant, Oman's largest, is to deliver 650 MW on a continuous basis to the smelter and includes a desalination plant. The water and power work represents the largest single integrated contract award for the $2.4bn smelter project. The first gas turbine was synchronized on schedule in Nov 2007.

Photograph courtesy of Sohar Aluminium
Re-posted 16 May 2009

Sohar Refinery
Location: Batinah
Operator: Sohar Refinery Co
Configuration: 2 X 22 H-25 gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2005
T/G supplier: Hitachi
EPC: JGC
Quick facts: Sohar Refinery Co is 20% owned by Oman Oil Co and 80% by the Government of Oman. The refinery has a capacity of 116,400 bpd and is designed to process mixed feedstock of Omani crude and atmospheric residue from Oman Refinery.

Photograph courtesy of Hitachi
Posted 1 Oct 2006

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 17-Feb-2014

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