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Finland’s Wärtsilä to deliver two power plants in Oman

Power plants in Masirah and Saih Al Khairat to be operational next year

PHOTO: A 3D render of the Masirah power plant in Oman. Credit: Wärtsilä

Finland-based Wärtsilä will supply two power plants with a combined capacity of 104MW for the Rural Areas Electricity Company (RAECO) in Oman.

The power plants will supply electricity to rural areas in Southeast Oman, outside the national grid, and will be capable of operating at temperatures of up to 52 degrees Celsius.

The larger of the two plants will be built on the island of Masirah on the Eastern Coast. The Masirah plant will have seven Wärtsilä 32 engines, with a combined output of 56 MW. The other plant will be located in Saih Al Khairat and will have six Wärtsilä 32 engines with a total output of 48 MW. Both units will be operational in 2016.

Wärtsilä had also recently announced a 120 MW power generation project in the Musandam governorate of Northern Oman. The company’s total installed capacity in the Middle East is approximately 7000 MW.

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