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Oman Electricity Transmission Company (OETC), Oman

Consultancy services for establishing an emergency control centre (ECC)

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Mohammed Atif Mohammed Atif
Area Manager Middle East & Africa

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Oman Electricity Transmission Company

Oman Electricity Transmission Company (OETC) Oman

Project description
OETC monitor and control the whole electricity transmission network from their load dispatch centre (LDC) in Muscat. In order to achieve this OETC use an ABB SPIDER SCADA/EMS. 66 substations are connected to their load dispatch centre (LDC) through substation control systems (SCS) with RTUs using the IEC 60870-5-101 protocol. The LDC is interconnected to three distribution control centres: Ghubrah Muscat, Samail Mazoon and Sohar Majan. Currently there is no emergency backup system.

OETC intends to establish a new state-of-the-art ECC and modify/upgrade the existing LDC in order to do the following:

  • improve service reliability and security of supply
  • improve operation and control of the electricity transmission network
  • reduce operational costs
  • achieve full grid code compliance in operation and dispatch
  • enhance user friendliness in operation and maintenance
  • eliminate any interruptions to system operations

Services provided by DNV GL
The project is comprised of the following:

  • initial design covering:
    • SCADA hardware and software
    • integration of energy management (EMS) and automatic generation control (AGC)
    • telecommunication and inter control centre connectivity
    • ergonomics and civil design of the ECC
    • ergonomics modifications to the existing LDC
  • preparation of the tender document
  • floating, evaluation and award of the tender
  • approval of functional specifications
  • liaison with generation and distribution companies
  • supervision of project including installation, commissioning and factory and site acceptance testing (FAT and SAT)