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Wartsila to build two new Oman power plants

Company to provide two new plants to service south east of the country

Image of the Wartsila plant proposed for Masirah Island
Image of the Wartsila plant proposed for Masirah Island

Finnish engineering company Wärtsilä has won an order to provide a couple of new power generation plants in Oman for the company's Rural Areas Electricity Company (RAECO).

The Smart Power Generation plants will have a combined capacity of 104MW and will supply power to the South East of the country.

One will be based on the coastal island of Masirah and have seven engines capable of generating 56MW. The other will be in Saih Al Khairat, have six engines and an output capacity of 48MW. Both have been built to operate in temperatures of up to 52 degrees Celsius and will be powered by light fuel oil. They are due to be up and running next year.

“These projects support our strategy of providing reliable distributed capacity with Smart Power Generation technology," says Lars-Åke Kjell, regional director of Wärtsilä Power Plants.

"They also illustrate our performance in hot and dry conditions,”

Wärtsilä recently announced a 120MW power generation project in the Musandam governorate of Northern Oman. Its total installed capacity in the Middle East is around 7,000MW.

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