MAN Energy has been awarded a contract by Oman Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to provide gas engines for the new power plant planned to be built in Qalhat, southeast of Muscat on the Gulf of Oman.


Image: The Omna LNG plant. Photo: courtesy of MAN Energy Solutions.

Under the contract, MAN Energy will supply nine MAN 51/60 gas engines for the 120MW power plant, which will replace an existing gas-turbine plant and supply power to the existing LNG facility of Oman LNG.

The engines are designed to provide clean combustion, high efficiencies and comparatively low CO2 emissions.

MAN Energy Solutions chief sales officer Wayne Jones: “We are very proud to have been chosen for this exciting and technologically challenging project.

“The new power plant needs to be capable of using a variety of differing gas compositions and methane numbers with limited gas conditioning or blending.

“To master this, we have developed control strategies to ensure that the engines adapt to the prevailing gas configuration in real time for optimum performance.”

MAN Energy said that the new plant uses gases as fuel which is derived from the liquefaction process.

MAN Energy Solutions senior sales manager Hajo Hoops said: “Compared to the existing plant, our engines will significantly reduce fuel consumption and GHG emissions of Oman LNG’s Power Plant , while our modular-design approach guarantees top-of-the-line overall availability.

“The robust design of our 20MW engine platform, the 51/60, is proven over millions of hours of operations all over the world and we are confident it will also perform well in Qalhat.”

Oman LNG undertakes various In-Country Value (ICV) initiatives to boost the oil and gas industry’s contribution in the country’s socio-economic development.

The firm, which operates three liquefaction trains at its site in Qalhat, is engaged in the production and sale of LNG and its by-product, natural gas liquids.

The three trains have a nameplate capacity of 10.4 million tons per annum.

Earlier this year, MAN Diesel & Turbo, in consortium with BWSC, was selected to supply 7 × 51/60DF gensets for the new 127MW Maria Gleta power plant near the city of Cotonou, Benin.