Masirah Oman

Wärtsilä has received orders to deliver two Smart Power Generation power plants to Rural Areas Electricity Company (RAECO) in Oman, which will have combined generation capacity of 104MW.

As per the deal, the Finnish manufacturer will supply Wärtsilä 32 engines for the 56MW power generating facility, located on the island of Masirah, and the 48MW power plant in Saih Al Khairat.

Both the facilities will use light fuel oil for power generation and are expected to be commissioned in 2016.

While the Masirah plant will be equipped with seven Wärtsilä engines, the other one will be installed with six.
Once operational, the facilities will supply power to the rural areas in south-eastern parts of the Arab country, outside the national grid.

The facilities have been designed to operate in extreme temperatures of up to 52°C.

The Wärtsilä internal combustion engines have been selected for the projects since those are suitable for extreme temperatures, and consume minimal water for operations, the company said.

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Wärtsilä Power Plants regional director Lars-Åke Kjell said: "These projects support our strategy of providing reliable distributed capacity with Smart Power Generation technology. They also illustrate our performance in hot and dry conditions."

The firm has recently won another order for a 120MW distributed power project in the Musandam governorate of Northern Oman.

Wärtsilä maintains an installed capacity of nearly 7000MW in the Middle East.