Wärtsilä has received orders to supply two Smart Power Generation power plants for the Rural Areas Electricity Company (RAECO) in Oman. With a combined capacity of 104 MW, the plants will supply electricity to off-grid rural areas in the country’s southeastern region.
The larger of the two power plants will be located on the island of Masirah on the east coast, and will consist of seven Wärtsilä 32 engines, having a combined output of 56 MW. The other power plant, to be located in Saih Al Khairat, will have six Wärtsilä 32 engines with a total output of 48 MW. Both units will be operated using light fuel oil and are scheduled to be operational in 2016.