Rolls-Royce supplies mtu gas generator sets for remote Oman oil and gas production site

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With 12 total gensets installed, each producing 2MW, the new gas-fired plant can ensure efficient, uninterrupted power supply to the large, isolated site.

Rolls-Royce has supplied eight mtu containerised gas generator sets and four additional mtu 20V 4000 L64 FNER engines for a power plant serving a desert oil and gas production facility in Oman.

The firm said that with 12 total gensets installed - each producing 2MW - the new gas-fired plant can ensure efficient, uninterrupted power supply to the large, isolated site.

The state-of-the-art project saw Rolls-Royce working closely with Al Faris Equipment Rentals. A provider of rental equipment for heavy lifting, transport, and energy solutions in the Middle East & North Africa region, Al Faris oversaw installation of the plant in Oman’s western region.

Cleaner power source

The new plant operates on compressed natural gas, demonstrating a dedication to reduced-emission energy sources with fewer emissions compared to coal or petroleum products.

Rolls-Royce says that based on the mtu Series 4000 L64 FNER gas engine, the genset offers the highest power density in its class and achieves efficiencies of up to 44.4%, thereby delivering a significant improvement in fuel/energy utilisation at high temperatures when compared to its predecessor. It is optimised for maximum performance and low emissions to provide an economical, reliable, and more eco-friendly power source.

Facing the challenge

Tobias Ostermaier, Rolls-Royce President Stationary Power Solutions, described “meeting the demanding requirements of a large-scale project in a remote location” dependent on reliable power while also taking environmental factors into account as “a rewarding challenge”.

“Working with the team at Al Faris, we were able to deliver dependable power via our mtu continuous natural gas-powered solution that provides low emissions and maximises efficiency and uptime,” he added.

Future-ready solutions

Rolls-Royce describes itself as a leader in creating efficient and sustainable power solutions for the oil and gas industry. Its mtu gas gensets can run on a blend of natural gas and hydrogen and are “compact, reliable and powerful” which, it says, significantly reduces CO2 emissions, while providing continuous duty, 100% capacity power.

The Oman project marks a first collaboration between Al Faris - a long-standing provider in the field of energy services - and Rolls-Royce on a gas system delivery. Sven Sonnenberg, Managing Director Rolls-Royce Solutions Middle East, added that he hoped the project success would help lead to “further opportunities to promote our gas systems and other sustainable solutions to support more customers in the region”.


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