Siemens bags €200mn contract for Duqm power and water project
Siemens has received a large order to supply the Duqm Integrated Power and Water Project (DIPWP) with gas and steam turbines, long-term power generation services and digital solutions.
Total order volume of the contract is in the range of €200mn (approximately RO88mn), representing Siemens’ largest contract in Oman, the company on Tuesday said in a press statement on its website.
Spanning a period of 25 years, the service contract for the project also marks one of the company’s longest contracts in the oil and gas sector globally, Siemens said.
The DIPWP power and associated desalination facility is located in the Special Economic Zone in Duqm and is being developed by Duqm Power Company, a joint venture between Oman Oil Company and Gulf Energy of Thailand. The project is set to meet the requirements of the new adjacent Duqm Refinery and Petrochemical Complex, complementing the sultanate’s economic diversification plan and the focus on building up its industrial sector, Siemens said.
Following completion of the project in 2022, DIPWP will have an installed generating capacity of 326MW in combined-cycle duty and 36,000 cubic meters of desalinated water per day.
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 optimise gas consumption,” said Jean-Claude Nasr, senior executive vice president, power generation at Siemens in the Middle East and North Africa.
Claudia Massei, CEO of Siemens Oman 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. We are looking forward to contributing further to Oman’s long-term energy and water strategy, in a sustainable manner.”