MUSCAT: Musandam Power Co has awarded Finland-based Pöyry with the owner’s engineer services assignment for the Musandam independent power plant (IPP) project.

The assignment includes the design review of the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor’s documentation as well as technical and site supervision services.

The value of the order was not disclosed.

Lead developer Oman Oil Co (OOC) and its partner LG International Corporation from South Korea are setting up this 120MW IPP using dual-fuel reciprocating engines. The project is located at Tibat, in Musandam’s Bukha wilayat.

“As the Musandam peninsula is separated from the rest of the country, its electricity grid is also independent from Oman national grid. Also being the sole power supplier, the plant must have a very high reliability and availability. It is designed to run primarily with natural gas but also to accept diesel fuel as a back-up fuel,” a Pöyry press release said.

This project will substitute the existing diesel-powered generation facilities in the governorate. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of the fourth quarter next year.

“Pöyry have been very active in Oman. This order further demonstrates our commitment to this region and the trust that clients put in us. Pöyry is one of the world’s leading power engineering companies and we are proud to have been selected by the Musandam Power Co for this interesting and challenging project,” said Dr Raffael Schubiger, head of thermal power at Pöyry.

SOURCE: Muscat Daily