Contract win is firm’s largest within the sultanate
Siemens has been awarded a $228.3 million contract from the Oman government for the supply of turbines, power generation services and digital solutions at the Duqm Integrated Power and Water project (DIPWP).
Siemens’ supply scope includes a combined cycle power plant consisting of five SGT-800 gas turbines, five SST-300 steam turbines and the corresponding control systems.
The service component of the contract is said to span 25 years, which represents the firm’s longest in the oil and gas sector globally.
The project scope also includes Siemens’ cyber-security solutions, which the firm says will improve asset visibility, reliability and security, while decreasing operation and maintenance costs.
“Oman aims to build a robust and diversified energy system that can support its long-term, sustainable economic development. We are committed to supporting the country in realising this vision with projects that set new standards in efficiency and reliability and can serve as blueprints for other national and regional projects. We are pleased to partner with Siemens on this significant project that will support the industrial zones in the country while preserving natural resources. This is the biggest order ever Siemens achieved in Oman for medium-sized 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 optimize gas consumption,” said Engineer Abdullah Al Hashimi, project director of DIPWP.
According to a statement, DIPWP will have an installed generating capacity of 326MW in combined-cycle duty and 36,000cu/m of desalinated water for Duqm refinery and petrochemical facilities per day, once the project is completed in 2022.
Jean-Claude Nasr, senior executive VP, Power Generation at Siemens (Middle East and North Africa) added, “Siemens reiterates its firm commitment to continue its support to the growing Omani market with focus on the expansion of localization and Omanisation in the long term, strengthening the country’s economy and creating more jobs for the Omanis.”