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The new Gas-Engine Power Plant will be located in Qalhat, southeast of Muscat on the Gulf of Oman and it will replace an existing gas-turbine plant. The contract between MAN Energy Solutions and Oman LNG was signed on June in the presence of Oman Minister of Oil and Gas. MAN Energy Solutions has won the order from Oman Liquefied Natural Gas LLC (Oman LNG) to equip the new power plant with nine MAN 51/60 gas engines.

The contract was signed by Wayne Jones, Chief Sales Officer of MAN Energy Solutions, and Harib Al Kitani, Chief Executive Officer of Oman LNG, on June 4th in the presence of H.E. Dr. Mohammed Bin Hamed Al Rumhy, Minister of Oil & Gas.

«We are very proud to have been chosen for this exciting and technologically challenging project» said Wayne Jones. »The new power plant needs to be capable of using a variety of differing gas compositions. To master this, we have developed control strategies to ensure that the engines adapt to the prevailing gas configuration in real time for optimum performance».

Thanks to their customized design, the engines will nevertheless be able to provide the required power, even at ambient temperatures of up to 48°C.

GHG Emissions down thanks to Gas Engine Technology

The new plant will be able to achieve more sustainability in gas production and will also contributes to human capability development and stimulates productivity in Oman’s economy, state MAN in its press release.

Hajo Hoops, Senior Sales Manager at MAN Energy Solutions, said: «This market segment has been completely dominated by gas turbines in the past, so this is a pioneering installation. We are thankful to Oman LNG for giving us the opportunity to show our MAN 51/60 gas engine is the ideal fit for this application».

Hoops continued:«Compared to the existing plant, our engines will significantly reduce fuel consumption and GHG emissions of Oman LNG’s Power Plant».

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