Wood Group Heavy Industrial Turbines Ltd (WGHIT), part of the Gas Turbine Services Division of John Wood Group PLC (“Wood Group”), has been awarded a $12million long-term contract to provide maintenance service support for the gas turbines and associated equipment owned and operated by Dhofar Power Company SAOC and Dhofar Generating Company SAOC in the Sultanate of Oman.
The packaged maintenance services contract includes the supply of spare parts, component repair and onsite services for six General Electric Frame 6B gas turbines operated at the customer’s new 242MW Salalah Power Station in southern Oman.
Kerr Picken, Managing Director, WGHIT Eastern Hemisphere, said: “We have successfully established similar packaged maintenance contracts in other parts of the world, and we are now delighted to extend this capability to the Middle East through working with Dhofar Generating Company SAOC, an operator that is setting new standards in utility operation and management in the region.”
Yaser Tobeh, General Manager of Dhofar Power Company SAOC and Dhofar Generating Company SAOC, said: “We awarded this contract following a rigorous vendor qualification and selection process, and are confident that Wood Group will provide extremely cost-effective and high quality maintenance for our critical assets.”
Roger Steward, Commercial Director for WGHIT Eastern Hemisphere businesses, commented: “By aligning our broad product offering with this highly flexible contracting model, Wood Group is a real and credible alternative to the Original Equipment Manufacturers for the provision of maintenance solutions.”