GE subsidiary GE Gas Power has secured a ten-year service contract from Oman-based aluminium company Sohar Aluminium for four GT13E2 gas turbines and four generators in Oman.

The contract covers repairs, maintenance and parts services for the four units, which generate 696MW of electricity for Sohar Aluminium’s smelter.

Sohar Aluminum CEO Said Al Masoudi said: “Stable electricity supply is a key input for our manufacturing processes and essential for continuous operations at Sohar Aluminium.

“The GT13E2 units at our site have provided critical power output since they were first installed in 2009, supporting our growth and enabling us to keep meeting customer commitments.

“Now, we are delighted to continue our collaboration with GE to maintain the sustained, reliable performance of these essential assets to support our business in the decade ahead.”

The service contract is expected to make Sohar Aluminium’s 1GW power plant more efficient and reduce its carbon emissions.

GE said that its solutions would also improve the reliability of the units and reduce their costs and operational risks.

In addition, the company has agreed to provide asset performance management software for the duration of the contract.

GE Gas Power Europe, Middle East and Africa president and CEO Joseph Anis said: “Diversification efforts through the expansion of non-oil and gas sectors are an important component of Oman Vision 2040.

“Sohar Aluminium is one of the key industrial contributors in the country to realising the aspirational goals of this plan.

“At GE, we are honoured to work closely with them on their growth journey and remain committed to bringing our industry-leading solutions to Sohar Aluminium and the Sultanate to further support the national development agenda.”

Last month, GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business secured a contract worth more than $100m from Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) alongside KAPES, a joint venture of KEPCO and GE.