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India’s BHEL commissions power plant in Oman



Muscat: India's Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has commissioned another gas turbine generating unit at a power project in Oman. "The 126 MW gas turbine generator has been commissioned at Qarn Alam-3 power project of Petroleum Development Oman," BHEL said in a statement.

This is the second successive project after the commissioning of the 2x126 MW Petroleum Development Oman Amal gas turbine generating project in 2012. The gas turbine generator units were engineered, manufactured and supplied by BHEL's Hyderabad plant while the control system has been supplied by the company's Bangalore works. These gas turbine generator units have been supported with the required auxiliaries supplied by BHEL.

The Sultanate is one of the key export territories of BHEL. The public sector company has secured and executed 14 major contracts which include the supply of 16 gas turbine sets in Oman alone in the past nearly two decades, the statement said. BHEL is currently executing various power plant projects in as many as 20 countries for installing 7,000MW power generating capacity worth over $3 billion.

BHEL is an integrated power plant equipment manufacturer and one of the largest engineering and manufacturing companies in India in terms of turnover. It is engaged in the design, engineering, manufacture, construction, testing, commissioning and servicing of a wide range of products and services for the core sectors, including power, transmission, industry, transportation and energy.

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