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BHEL, India's largest power equipment manufacturer, recently achieved one more milestone in the Middle-East region with the commissioning of yet another Gas Turbine Generating unit in Oman.
The 26-MW Gas Turbine Generator was successfully put on stream at the Oman Refinery and Petrochemical plant in Muscat. This is the second such unit to be commissioned by BHEL at the refinery. These units, said to be the first-of-their-kind in Oman, will provide captive power generation for the oil refinery. The Gas Turbine Generator units were engineered, manufactured and supplied by BHEL's Hyderabad plant while the control system has been supplied by the company's Bangalore unit.
The Sultanate of Oman is a key export market for BHEL with several benchmark references established by the company. BHEL has a unique distinction of installing 16 Gas Turbine sets with a cumulative capacity of more than 1,250 MW in Oman alone, from diverse sectors viz. petroleum, utilities and industry, a testimony to BHEL's acceptability in the Omanese market. In the Middle East, BHEL has set up 14 power projects, besides substations and supply of a host of equipment for the power and the oil and gas sectors.