Mott MacDonald selected as owner's engineer for Omani power plant

Mott_MacDonaldPhoenix Power Company, which is constructing Oman's largest power station, has chosen Mott MacDonald as the owner's engineer for the US$1.5 billion project

According to the agreement, Mott MacDonald will take over the design review, construction supervision, inspection, testing and commissioning for the remaining two years of the project's design and construction phase.

When completed the power plant, which is located near the town of Sur in the east of the country, will be able to generate 2,000MW. 

Mott MacDonald project manager Grant Willis said, "Early power of 433MW is scheduled to be available from April 2013, with the remainder of the capacity scheduled for commercial operation in April 2014.

"Once built, some older, less efficient power plants in Oman will be decommissioned."

Capable of firing on both natural gas and distillate fuel oil, the power station will be equipped with three Siemens 'F class' gas turbines and a dry low-NOx combustion system.

The exhaust gas from each gas turbine will be fed to the heat recovery steam generators (HRSG), which will then be condensed via sea water cooled wet surface condensers.

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