A €425 million contract from Sohar Aluminium Company has been won by Alstom for the turnkey construction of a 1,000 MW gas-fired combined cycle power plant in Oman.

The contract covers the engineering, supply, building and commissioning of the plant, located in Sohar, Oman and a 15 year long-term service agreement for gas turbines, generators and auxiliaries. The project is expected to start in mid-December and is scheduled for completion in June 2008.

The power plant will be based around four Alstom GT13E2 gas-turbines, four heat recovery steam generators, two steam turbines, six generators, a digitial control system and balance of plant.