Indian gas turbine commissioned in Oman

India's leading power-project equipment manufacturer, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), has commissioned a gas turbine generating unit in Oman.

"The 126MW Fr-9E gas turbine generator (GTG) has been successfully commissioned at the Qarn Alam 3 power project of Petroleum Development Oman (PDO). This is the second successive project after the successful commissioning of the 2x126 MW Fr-9E PDO Amal GTG project in 2012," BHEL said in a statement on its website on Friday.

The gas turbine generator units were engineered, manufactured and supplied by BHEL's Hyderabad plant, while the state-of-the-art control system was supplied by the company's Bangalore works, the company said. These gas turbine generator units have been supported with the required auxiliaries supplied by BHEL.

"Oman is one of the key export territories of BHEL with various benchmark references established by the company. Beginning its success story with its first order in Oman for the Wadi al Jizzi power station project in 1995-96 to the Qarn Alam 3 project in 2014, BHEL 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.

The cumulative overseas installed capacity of BHEL manufactured power plants exceeds 10,000MW in 27 countries, the statement added.