Oman contract for Alstom

Alstom has recently won a contract worth €425 million from Sohar Aluminium Company for the construction of a 1000 MW gas-fired combined cycle power plant in Oman.

The contract covers the engineering, supply, building and commissioning of the plant, located in Sohar, Oman and a 15 year long-term service agreement for gas turbines, generators and auxiliaries. The project is expected to start in mid-December and is scheduled for completion in June 2008.

The power plant, which will supply electricity to power a new aluminum smelter, will be based around Alstom GT13E2 gas-turbine technology and the company will supply four turbines along with four heat recovery steam generators, two steam turbines, six generators, a digital control system and balance of plant.

The order includes an option for Sohar to add an additional 500 MW of capacity in the future, in buying a further two GT13E2 gas turbines, two heat recovery steam generators, steam turbine and three generators.