Siemens awarded its biggest contract in Oman for power and water project

The contract, valued at $229m, is for a project in Oman’s Duqm Special Economic Zone



Global industrial company Siemens has won its biggest-ever contract in Oman valued at around 200m euros ($229m), it announced on Tuesday.

The contract is for the supply of gas and steam turbines, long-term power generation services and digital solutions for the Duqm Integrated Power and Water project (DIPWP) in Oman.

The service contract, which runs for 25 years, is also one of the Siemens’ longest contracts in the oil and gas sector globally, a statement said.

The project and its associated desalination facility is located in the Duqm Special Economic Zone in Al Wusta and is being developed by Duqm Power Company a joint venture between Oman Oil Company and Gulf Energy of Thailand.

It is set to meet the requirements of the new adjacent DRPIC Refinery and Petrochemical complex.

Under the contract, Siemens will supply a combined cycle power plant consisting of five SGT-800 industrial gas turbines, five SST-300 industrial steam turbines, and the corresponding control system. Siemens will also provide cybersecurity solutions to improve asset visibility, reliability and security, while decreasing operation and maintenance costs.

Following completion of the project in 2022, DIPWP will have an installed generating capacity of 326MW in combined-cycle duty and 36,000 cubic meters of desalinated water for Duqm refinery and petrochemical facilities per day.

Abdullah Al Hashimi, project director of DIPWP said: “Oman aims to build a robust and diversified energy system that can support its long-term, sustainable economic development.”

Siemens has been operating in Oman since 1972 and its projects in the country cover electrification, automation, and digitalisation.

The company now supports the generation of more than half of Oman’s power supply, said Jean-Claude Nasr, senior EVP, Power Generation at Siemens in the MENA.

Siemens will “focus on the expansion of localisation and Omanisation in the long term, strengthening the country’s economy and creating more jobs for the Omanis,” said Nasr.