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Mott MacDonald to run Sur power plant construction

Oman's Sur power project in Sharqiyah chooses lead engineers

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The plant will be equipped with the latest gas turbines. (GETTY IMAGES)
The plant will be equipped with the latest gas turbines. (GETTY IMAGES)

The Phoenix Power Company, the project company behind the construction of Oman's Sur power project, has named Mott MacDonald as owner's engineer for the plant. This means that Mott MacDonald will run the remaining two years of design and construction work at the US $1.5 billion project. When completed the power plant will gave a total output of 2000 MW, and is being built to meet a growth in commercial and consumer electricity demand.

Mott MacDonald project manager Grant Willis has said that "early power of 433 MW is scheduled to be available from April 2013, with the remainder of the capacity scheduled for commercial operation in April 2014. Once built, some older, less efficient power plants in Oman will be decommissioned."

The power plant is set to be equipped with Siemens' F class gas turbines, together with a dry low-NOx combustion system. Mott MacDonald will be responsible for design review and the supervision of construction, inspection, testing and commissioning of the plant.

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