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Siemens To Build Two 750 MW Power Plants In Oman

Posted on October 5, 2010

Siemens Energy received an order to build two turnkey combined cycle power plants in Oman. Siemens will build two 750 MW plants, Barka III and Sohar II, with its South Korean partner GS E&C, with the two units expected to be operational in simple-cycle mode by May 2012, and in combined cycle mode in April 2013.

The purchaser of the plants is a consortium led by French utility GDF SUEZ. Barka III will be built in near the coastal city of Oman in the country’s northern region, Siemens said. Sohar II will be built in the Sohar industrial park located 200 km west of the capital city of Muscat.

The scope of supply from Siemens includes two SGT5-4000F gas turbines, one SST5-5000 steam turbine, three SGen5-2000H generators, electrical equipment and a SPPA-T3000 instrumentation and control system. The project, valued at US$1.7 billion (€1.2 billion), includes a long-term service agreement for the gas turbines, according to the company.

GS E&C will supply the heat-recovery steam generators and will also be responsible for items including the civil works, transformers and ancillary systems, as well as equipment installation.

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