said in a release that this is a significant achievement
as it is the first `Advanced Class'' gas turbine ever to
be exported from India.
unit, commissioned for Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)
a joint venture of the Government of Oman, Shell
International, Total and Partex is located at its
Qarn Alam project, about 400 km from Muscat. BHEL is currently
in the process of installing the second unit of the same
rating at this project.
had achieved a breakthrough in bagging this engineering,
procurement and construction export order for setting
up a 140-MW gas turbine-based turnkey power plant from
PDO. The order envisaged supply, installation and civil
construction of two Frame 6FA `Advanced Class'' gas turbines
(70 MW each at ISO condition) at its project at Qarn Alam.
The project is scheduled for completion by June.
was the second order on BHEL for a gas turbine-based power
project from PDO and came after the successful completion
of its 90 MW (3x30 MW) gas turbine-based Hubara power
project in the
year 2000. This contract from PDO has firmly established
the public sector major in the overseas petroleum sector
for power plant equipment, the release said.