Oman Adding Musandam Gas-Fired Capacity

Oman’s Musandam Power (MPC), in which state firm Oman Oil Company is the major shareholder, has awarded Finland’s Wärtsilä a contract to build a 120MW dual-fuel power plant at Tibat-Wilayat Bukha in Musandam for start-up in 2016. The Musandam peninsula is Oman’s northernmost region, separated from the rest of the country by UAE territory. 

The plant will mainly burn gas, with diesel as back-up, bringing the...