MAN Energy Solutions has strengthened its footprint in the Middle East with the opening of a new service workshop for the oil and gas sector in Oman, in a joint venture with OHI Petroleum and Energy Services (OPES).
The facility in Rusayl, situated south-west of Muscat, was inaugurated by Salim bin Nasser Al Aufi, the Undersecretary at the Ministry of Oil & Gas, Dr Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN Energy Solutions, and Maqbool Hameed Al Saleh, chairman of OHI.
The new MAN PrimeServ's activities cover exploration for oil and gas, production of power and consumable water as well as related services to the several exploration and production companies such as the major state oil company Petroleum Development Oman (PDO).
One of the main goals of the local entity set up by MAN ES and OHI is to offer privileged services to important customers like PDO, ORPIC and others in the region. In addition to that, Oman benefits from good transport and logistics links to the other five GCC states, making it a strategically favourable location to cover the region's needs for repairs and refurbishments of rotating equipment for the oil & gas industry as well as engines for energy generation, MAN said.
“As the only original equipment manufacturer with a state-of-the-art service workshop in Oman, MAN Energy Solutions sets a key milestone within the oil and gas market,” explained Dr Lauber. “Together with OHI, we will use our renowned expertise and the larger capacities to increase our support towards customers in the Middle East.”
The facility is equipped with the newest technology and machine tools needed for complex turbomachinery repairs. An essential feature is the high-speed balancing machine, which has the capacity to test rotating equipment weighing up to ca. five tons at speeds of up to ca. 20k rpm. The capacity will be enhanced to handle 18 tons in the near future. Furthermore, the workshop has two low-speed balancing machines and is set to provide high quality and cost-effective turbomachinery inspection and repair solutions to OEM standards.
The new facility is not just geared to the needs of MAN’s technology solutions, but also to the third-party segment of the GCC region. In addition to compressors and steam turbines, the third-party segment includes related equipment such as centrifugal pumps and gears. - TradeArabia News Service