BHEL commissions gas turbine plants in UAE, Oman
07 June 2010
India's largest power project exporter, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), today said it had completed two power projects in the the Middle-East region, including its first ever power project in the UAE.
The 2x42 MW gas turbine-based power project owned by Al Ghail Power Company is situated in Ras Al Khaimah, one of the seven emirates in the UAE. BHEL's scope of work in this project included supplies of gas turbine generating units with auxiliary equipment and supervision of erection and commissioning.
Located around 70km. north of Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah is fast emerging as one of the most attractive destinations for FDI in the UAE. Al Ghail Power LLC is wholly owned by Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (RAKIA).
At Oman, BHEl has reported the commissioning of a 26 MW gas turbine generator at the Oman Refinery and Petrochemical plant in Muscat. Another BHEL unit of similar rating is also in an advanced stage of commissioning at the same project.
The first of their kind in Oman, these units will provide captive power generation for the oil refinery.
BHEL has set up 14 power projects in the Middle East, besides sub stations and the supply of a host of equipment for the power and the oil and gas sectors. The Middle East is one of the fastest growing markets for power generating equipment globally and a key export region for the company.