WEG to deliver combined solution to a major hub for crude oil storage in the Middle East
Leading drive and motor manufacturer, WEG has been awarded a contract to deliver a combined solution to a major hub for crude oil storage in the Middle East. The Ras Markaz Crude Oil Park project in Oman will be served by flameproof tube-cooled motors and medium voltage drives, designed and manufactured by WEG.
The government of Oman is expanding the country’s crude oil export capacity to become a global player in the oil storage market. At the heart of this strategy, is the Ras Markaz Crude Oil Park, which is being developed by Oman Oil Company subsidiary, Oman Tank Terminal Company (OTTCO).
Located approximately 70 km south of the Port of Duqm, Oman, the new crude oil park has a strategic location on Oman’s Indian Ocean coastline offering easy access to markets in South Asia, the Far East, Africa and the Middle East. It will cover an area of 1,253 ha, with a total capacity of 200 million bbl of crude oil upon its completion. This facility is a critical element to position the Sultanate as a major hub in the region and a key link to the Duqm Refinery that also counts on WEG products.
At the crude oil park, WEG’s high voltage solutions team in the Middle East will supply four W22XdT 900 kj 3,400 kW 4 poles 11,000V B3R tube-cooled flameproof motors, four MVW3000 medium voltage variable speed drives, as well as start-up and commissioning of the combined solution.