Poyry gets Musandam power contract

MUSCAT: The Musandam Power Company has awarded well-known international consulting and engineering company Poyry the owner’s engineer services assignment for the Musandam IPP (Independent Power Plant) Project. The assignment includes the design review of the EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contractor documentation as

well as technical and site supervision services.

Lead developer Oman Oil Company and its partner LG International Corporation from South Korea are setting up this 120 MW IPP using dual fuel reciprocating engines. The project is located at Tibat, Wilayat Bukha in the Musandam Governorate of Oman.

As the Musandam peninsula is separated from the rest of the country, its electricity grid is also independent from Oman national grid. Also being the sole power supplier, the Plant must have a very high reliability and availability. It is designed to run primarily with natural gas but also to accept diesel fuel as a back-up fuel. This project will substitute the existing diesel-powered generation facilities in the governorate. The fast track project is scheduled to be completed by the end of the fourth quarter, 2016.

“Poyry have been very active in the Sultanate of Oman. This order further demonstrates our commitment to this very important region and the trust that clients put in us. Poyry is one of the world’s leading power engineering companies and we are proud to have been selected by the Musandam Power Company in this interesting and challenging project,” says Dr Raffael Schubiger, Head of Thermal Power at Poyry.

Poyry is an international consulting and engineering company with a global presence across the energy and industrial sectors. The company’s focus sectors are power generation, transmission & distribution, forest industry, chemicals & biorefining, mining & metals, transportation and water. Poyry’s net sales in 2014 were EUR 571 million.

SOURCE: OMAN DAILY OBSERVER

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