German Siemens will deliver four SGT-700 gas turbines for a major petrochemical project in Oman, informed SAT Press Releases.
Two of them are gas turbine-driven compressor trains and the other two are gas turbine generator packages for the Liwa Plastics Industries Complex, Al Bawaba reported. The natural gas liquids (NGL) extraction plant in Fahud, situated approximately 300 kilometers southwest of the capital of Muscat, is part of the industrial complex.
The order was placed by the South Korean construction firm GS Engineering & Construction Corporation for the state-run oil refinery and petrochemical provider Orpic, which will operate the plant and the industrial complex.
The NGL extraction plant is expected to go into operation in 2019 to extract valuable liquefied natural gases.
The same type of gas turbine will be used in the plant for both generating electricity and lean gas compression. The SGT-700 gas turbine is especially suitable for these plants, thanks to its fuel flexibility, compact dimensions, and high efficiency.