Siemens Energy has won an order from a group led by French utility GDF Suez to build two combined-cycle power plants in Oman.

The company, together with its South Korean partner GS E&C, will build the Barka III and Sohar II power plants each with a generating capacity of 750MW.

Barka III will be erected in the immediate vicinity of the coastal city of Barka in northern Oman, while Sohar II will be built in the Sohar industrial park approximately 200km west of Muscat.

In addition to turnkey construction, Siemens will supply for each of these plants the main components comprising two SGT5-4000F gas turbines, one SST5-5000 steam turbine, three SGen5-2000H generators, electrical equipment, and SPPA-T3000 instrumentation and control system.

The consortium partner GS E&C will supply the heat-recovery steam generators and will also be responsible for items including the civil works, transformers and ancillary systems as well as equipment installation.

The projects were awarded by Oman Power and Water Purchasing to the lead developer GDF Suez and its co-developers Multitech, Sojitz Corporation, Shikoku Electric Power and Public Authority for Social Insurance.