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Saudi National Contracting Company to build power transmission line in Oman

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Saudi National Contracting Company to build power transmission line in Oman.

The transmission line will be built simultaneously with the governorate's first natural gas-based power plant, which is currently the subject of a competitive tender.

The electricity from the power plant, which is expected to be sized at around 120MW, will be supplied to towns and villages in Dibba and Khasab, supplanting diesel-based electrical generation for the first time in the governorate.

The 132kV overhead transmission line will start at Tibat in Wilayat Bukha, where the power plant is proposed to be located. It will travel around 18km to Khasab and extend a further 80km all the way to Dibba. As part of the project, 132kV grid stations will be built at Tibat, Khasab and Dibba. The Musandam power transmission project is set to be completed in two years.

The natural gas as fuel for the power plant at Tibat will be supplied from a new integrated oil and gas processing plant (also known as the Musandam Gas Plant) currently under development by Oman Oil's upstream subsidiary, Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production (OOCEP).

OOCEP is investing around $600 million in an integrated processing plant with a capacity to treat 45 million standard cubic feet per day of gas and 20,000 barrels per day of crude oil. Hyundai is building the gas plant on an EPC contract.

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