Wärtsilä is to supply a turnkey 120 MW power plant for Musandam Power Company (MPC) in Northern Oman for use in island mode. Scheduled to be fully operational in late 2016, the contract includes a long-term service and maintenance agreement of 15 years.

The plant (pictured, artist’s rendition) will consist of 15 Wärtsilä 34DF engines and will meet the dynamic load demand in the rapidly developing Musandam governorate, responding to load variations between 10 and 120 MW. It is designed to operate in island mode in the isolated Musandam grid and the dual-fuel units use natural gas as the main fuel and light fuel oil as back-up.

MPC is a majority-owned subsidiary of Oman Oil Company.  

‘Musandam Power Company has selected an optimal internal combustion engine (ICE) configuration for this project, following a complete pre-qualification and tendering process, to deliver flexible and sustainable energy to the Musandam Governorate,’ said Mohammed Al-Abduwani, Chairman of the MPC Board.