Marafiq and GE support Tanweer to produce more sustainable energy in Oman

GE Gas Power has signed an agreement to build, own and operate a power plant equipped with mobile TM2500 aeroderivative gas turbines for Marafiq in Oman

GE Gas Power has signed an agreement to build, own and operate a power plant equipped with mobile TM2500 aeroderivative gas turbines for the Centralized Utilities Company (Marafiq) in Oman. GE will supply four TM2500 units for the project. These four units will be made available to provide up to 80 MW. Commissioning of the plant is expected in about five months’ time. The facility will be operated for a minimum of three years, until the area is connected to the main 400 kV grid.

TM2500 aeroderivative gas turbine can be redeployed to different locations. These units will replace power currently generated by diesel generators.

The TM2500 can provide a baseload bridge to permanent power installations; generate backup power in the wake of plant shutdowns, grid instability or natural disasters; and be installed at isolated locations. It can operate on a wide variety of fuels including natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and distillate liquid fuel; offering a start time of five minutes; and the ability to ramp up power at 20 MW per minute.