Two 744 MW gas power plants enter service in Oman

Siemens (NYSE: SI) has completed development of two turnkey 744MW gas-fired combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) projects in Oman.

Sohar 2 and Barka 3 have now entered service following work carried out by Siemens Energy and its consortium partner, the South Korean EPC contractor GS E&C.
Oman PP
The two plants have increased Oman's current existing capacity of around 4.5GW by some 33 percent to about 6GW.

Siemens equipped the plants with two SGT5-4000F gas turbines, one SST5-5000 steam turbine, three SGen5-2000H generators, the electrical equipment and the SSPA-T3000 instrumentation and controls system.

Meanwhile GS E&C supplied the heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) and handled construction work, electrical transformers and ancillary systems, as well as equipment installation.

"As an EPC partner, our customers can benefit from our expertise in integrating the mechanical, electrical and chemical processes of fossil fuel power plants," Lothar Balling, Head of Gas Turbine Power Plant Solutions at Siemens Energy's Fossil Power Generation Division told Gas to Power Journal.
Lothar Balling
"At both Sohar 2 and Barka 3, we succeeded on schedule in achieving reliable technological excellence by wedding quality in project planning and project execution."

The plants are owned by a GDF Suez-led consortium and will be operated by Suez-Tractebel Operation and Maintenance Oman LLC (STOMO).

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