$44mn Nahida power plant begins operations says Oman Electricity Transmission Company

The official launch of the Nahida power plant has been announced by the Oman Electricity Transmission Company. The project was built at a cost of $44mn and is located in the Governorate of A’Dakhiliyah in Oman.

The 132/400KV power plant is considered the main linking grid between the north and south of Oman by connecting the power network of Oman Electricity Transmission Company in the north, with the power network of Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), according to a report by the Oman News Agency (ONA).

Saleh Nasser Al Rumhy, CEO of Oman Electricity Transmission Company, said the plant is an addition to the main electricity grid and the link that connects the power network of the north with the ‘Rabt’ or ‘Link’ project.

It will multiply the efficiency and integration among power grids in Oman and will play a vital role in enhancing the reliability and safety of managing the electricity sector, he stated.

The plant comprises 14 gas cells with a voltage of 400kV, two transformers with a voltage of 132/400kV as each transformer has a capacity of 500MVA, and eight gas cells with a voltage of 132kV, as well as control, protection, communications devices and associated construction works.

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