WEG has been awarded two project frame agreements by the international Joint Venture led leaded by Técnicas Reunidas (Spain) and Daewoo Engineering and Construction (South Korea). The first contract covers the Medium Voltage equipment with 12 VSDs and more than 120 electric motors including four 10,500kW 18-pole synchronous motors for the H2 make-up reciprocating compressors. The second contract is related to the Low Voltage equipment and includes more than 1.300 electric motors and nearly 200 VSDs.

This project is part of the Omani government plan for the industrial development of the Special Economic Zone of Duqm, which includes the new grassroot refinery, with an overall investment of 15,000 million dollars in the coming 15 years and already includes a dry dockyard, harbour and related infrastructure such as roads and utilities. The refinery is the key project of the area and is operated by a Joint Venture between Oman Oil Company and Kuwait Petroleum International.

According to Luis Gustavo Lopes Iensen, International Director of WEG, this contract represents a major breakthrough for WEG as it’s the largest project frame agreement of the company for an Oil & Gas investment up to date. "Projects like this require a flawless project management process as purchase orders will be placed by the selected mechanical rotating equipment vendors located worldwide through multiple WEG sales offices. To guarantee commercial consistency and technical compliance to the specification, a support team has been established at WEG’s HQ in Brazil. Additionally, WEG also agreed to setup an exclusive service center close to the project site to serve the refinery” he explains.

According to client, “the decision of award was made following a very detailed technical and commercial negotiation process adding the WEG great support along the years to this and other Técnicas Reunidas projects”. 

WEG currently has more than 30 branches installed in key countries and prepared to give customers technical and commercial support. With strategically located manufacturing sites plants, the company ensures fast service and support of a network of more than 1250 authorized service partners present in the five 5 continents.

About Técnicas Reunidas S.A. 

TRSA, is a Spanish-based general contractor which provides since 1960 engineering, procurement and construction of industrial and power generation plants, particularly in the oil and gas sector. The company´s turnover in 2018 was in the range of €4,396 billion, from which 70% come from international projects, mainly in Latin America, China and the Middle East. 

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