Siemens Lands Biggest Oman Contract
German engineering giant 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, it said January 29.
At about €200mn ($229mn), the contract is Siemens’ largest in the Sultanate of Oman. Spanning a period of 25 years, the service contract for the project marks also 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 produce 36,000 m3 of desalinated water for Duqm refinery and petrochemical facilities daily.
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, it said.
The DIPWP project developer Abdullah Al Hashimi said he was "pleased to partner with Siemens on this significant project that will support the industrial zones in the country while preserving natural resources.”
Siemens said the order was the biggest in Oman for medium-size gas turbines and the first one in Oman for its SGT-800. At the moment its plant generates half the nation's power supply, enabling the country to optimise gas consumption.
Its country manager Claudia Massei said: “The advanced monitoring and diagnostics services provided to Duqm plant will help maximise performance, lower operating costs and deliver better and more reliable business outcomes for the plant operator.”
This is Siemens' third such announcement in a short space of time, having announced a US gas turbine deal for a utility switching from coal January 28 and a Canadian turbine deal for a processing plant in the Montney shale January 17.