Petroleum Development Oman tenders Amal power plant

21 July 2008

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), the firm responsible for more than 80 per cent of the sultanate’s oil production capacity, has tendered a contract covering the construction of a power plant at the Amal field, 700 kilometres south of Muscat.

The engineering, procurement and construction contract involves a 126-MW power station fitted with two Frame-9 gas-fired turbines, produced by the US’ GE Energy.

The work also involves the installation of a control and automation system, piping and civils construction, transformers and 170km of 132-kV overhead lines. The turbines will be procured by the client.

Prequalified companies have until 17 November to submit bids, with an award expected by 18 March next year. Work will start one week later.

PDO also has a tender out for pipeline work connecting the Amal field with the Hubara compressor station (MEED 29:4:08).

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