Wärtsilä has received orders to supply two 'Smart Power' generation power plants for Rural Areas Electricity Company in Oman. The two plants, with a combined capacity of 104 MW, will supply electricity to rural areas in Southeastern Oman, outside the national grid. They will be operating in extreme temperature conditions of up to 52°C.
The larger of the two plants will be located on the island of Masirah on Oman's Eastern coast and will consist of seven Wärtsilä 32 engines, having a combined output of 56 MW. The other, to be located in Saih Al Khairat, will have six type 32 engines with a total output of 48 MW. Both units will be operated using light fuel oil and are scheduled to be operational in 2016.
Wärtsilä recently announced a 120 MW distributed power generation project in the Musandam governorate of Northern Oman.