Siemens Scores Record Contract In Oman
By Jack Burke06 February 2019
Siemens has received an order to supply the Duqm Integrated Power and Water project (DIPWP) with gas and steam turbines, long-term power generation services and digital solutions.
The total order volume of the contract is in the range of €200 million, representing Siemens’ largest contract in the Sultanate of Oman. Spanning25 years, the service contract for the project also marks one of the company’s longest contracts in the oil and gas sector globally. Following completion of the project in 2022, DIPWP will have an installed generating capacity of 326 MW in combined-cycle duty and 36 000 m3 of desalinated water for Duqm refinery and petrochemical facilities per day.
The plant is set to meet the requirements of the new refinery and petrochemical complex under development at the Duqm Special Economic Zone in Oman, complementing the country’s economic diversification plan and focus on building up its industrial sector. The Siemens scope of supply includes a combined cycle power plant consisting of five SGT-800 industrial gas turbines, five SST-300 industrial steam turbines, and the corresponding control system. Additionally, the project scope includes Siemens’ cybersecurity solutions to improve asset visibility, reliability and security, while decreasing operation and maintenance costs.
“This is the biggest order ever Siemens achieved in Oman for medium-size 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 Jean-Claude Nasr, senior executive vice president, Power Generation at Siemens in the Middle East and North Africa. “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.”