South Korean conglomerate Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Company has won a contract to supply steam turbines and generators for a new Independent Power Project (IPP), reported the Oman Daily Observer.

Doosan had outbid turbine manufacturers Siemens and Alstom, among others, in securing the contract to supply power plant equipment for Salalah-2 IPP, currently under development in Salalah in Oman’s Dhofar Governorate the.

A consortium comprising ACWA Power, Mitsui & Company Ltd and Dhofar International Development and Investment Holding Company (DIDIC) is investing around $630m in the project.

A green-field 445 MW high efficiency gas-fired power generation plant will be built alongside the acquisition of an existing 273 MW natural gas fired power plant operated previously by Dhofar Power Company.

Seoul-headquartered Doosan had also announced recently that it had signed a deal with China’s Shandong Electric Power Construction Corporation III (SEPCO III), which is undertaking the lump-sum turnkey implementation of the greenfield component of the Salalah-2 IPP.

According to Trade Arabia Sohyung Kim, vice president in charge of turbine/generator sales and marketing at Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction, said: “Through the acquisition of the new order, we proved the excellence of Doosan’s turbine and generator products to Chinese engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) companies.”

“The project has served as a great opportunity to expand the pool of our customers, and Doosan expects to collaborate further with Chinese companies to accelerate growth in the turbine/generator business,” Kim added.

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