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Extended Wärtsilä O&M Agreement will maintain critical power supply to Omani customers

Oct 12, 2022, 09:30 by Wärtsilä Corporation

The technology group Wärtsilä has extended the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Agreement signed five years ago with Musandam Power Company SAOG (MPC), a power plant owner in the Sultanate of Oman. The three-year extension will enable the Musandam Independent Power Plant (MIPP) to continue meeting all its obligations under the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) it has with the Musandam isolated grid authorities. It will also ensure a reliable electricity supply for local businesses. The extension was signed and booked in Wärtsilä’s order intake in Q2 2022. There is an option to further extend the agreement by two one-year extensions.

The Musandam isolated grid is entirely dependent on this one baseload plant. The local region is rapidly developing economically and is a popular tourist area with a high demand for electricity. The power plant is, therefore, required to be available on a 24/7 basis except for routine checks and inspections.

The extended O&M Agreement is part of the two active Wärtsilä service agreements with MPC. A 15-year Long Term Service Agreement was signed simultaneously with the engineering, procurement, and construction contract in 2014, which has been complemented with Wärtsilä taking responsibility for operating and maintaining the facility from 2017.

During its five years of operation and maintenance by Wärtsilä, the plant’s exceptional reliability has enabled MPC to achieve 100 percent of the contracted performance guarantees under its PPA based on the service agreements with Wärtsilä. This reliability has been achieved despite the challenging ambient conditions with summer temperatures reaching 50 degrees C, when the demand for electricity is at its highest.  

The 146 MW facility was delivered under a full engineering, procurement and construction contract by Wärtsilä in 2017. It operates with 15 Wärtsilä 34DF engines operating on natural gas as the primary fuel.

“Electricity demand is expected to grow during the period of the PPA, and a secure supply is essential for meeting Oman’s stringent grid code. The Wärtsilä plant provides this reliability and availability, thanks both to the efficiency of the engines and their professional operation and maintenance support. We value Wärtsilä as a partner we can rely on and trust,” commented Murshid Al-Yarubi, CEO, Musandam Power Company SAOG.

“The initial five-year agreement was successfully completed with good cooperation between Musandam Power Company and Wärtsilä. We have achieved 100 percent of the contracted performance guarantees towards MPC. We are very proud to know that our good cooperation has enabled Musandam Independent Power Plant to meet all performance guarantees under the PPA with the power purchaser Oman Power and Water Procurement Company during this period,” said Alexandre Eykerman, Director, Middle East, Wärtsilä Energy.

Wärtsilä also provides additional services for MPC, including plant security. Remote monitoring of the equipment is carried out from Wärtsilä’s Expertise Centre in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, and full operational data is analysed to ensure optimal performance and the prevention of outages.

Wärtsilä has worked closely with the Ministry of Labour and local authorities to employ and develop the skills of Omani nationals. The ratio of locally employed personnel under the O&M agreement is now 80 percent, which exceeds the original Omanisation plan and competence development requirements of the Oman government’s labour law.

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Media contact for more information on this release:

Mirja-Maija Santala
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Wärtsilä Energy
Mob: +358 400 793 827

mirja-maija.santala@wartsila.com

Image: Agreements with Wärtsilä during the past 5 years have enabled Musandam Independent Power Plant to achieve 100 percent of the contracted performance guarantees under its PPA © Wärtsilä Corporation

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Wärtsilä Energy in brief
Wärtsilä Energy leads the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We help our customers in decarbonisation by developing market-leading technologies. These cover future-fuel enabled balancing power plants, hybrid solutions, energy storage and optimisation technology, including the GEMS energy management platform. Wärtsilä Energy’s lifecycle services are designed to increase efficiency, promote reliability and guarantee operational performance. Our track record comprises 76 GW of power plant capacity and 110 energy storage systems delivered to 180 countries around the world. 
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Wärtsilä in brief
Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. We emphasise innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental and economic performance. Our dedicated and passionate team of 17,000 professionals in more than 200 locations in 68 countries shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2021, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.
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