Musandam power plant ready for operations
Musandam - Musandam Power Co (MPC), an affiliated company of Oman Gas Co (OGC), successfully reached the commercial operations date of its 120MW dual-fuel power plant located in the Wilayat of Bukha in the Musandam governorate.
The dual-fuel plant will use natural gas as its primary fuel, with light fuel oil as a back-up to ensure uninterrupted power production. Electricity output will be sent to the existing medium voltage grid through a new 132KV transmission line being built by the Rural Areas Electricity Co (RAEC). The project’s 120MW net output capacity will support demand growth in the Musandam governorate.
MPC’s power plant has completed the necessary tests and is now ready to serve Musandam with clean power for the life time of the plant, having first exported power into the grid in April 2017.
Sultan al Burtmani, acting executive managing director of OGC said: “We are very pleased for reaching this important milestone. MPC is the first Omani power project developed by an Omani developer and represents an important step for OGC’s power strategy. OGC’s long term goal is to establish the first internationally recognised Omani independent developer of different energy sources.”