Arctech Solar supplies 575 MW of PV trackers in Oman
Solar panels. Image by: Acwa Power (www.acwapower.com).
May 25 (Renewables Now) - China-based solar tracking and racking systems supplier Arctech Solar said on Friday said has produced 575 MW of trackers and shipped the major tracker components to the Ibri II solar power project in Oman.
Arctech's SkyLine tracking system was chosen for the project, because of its self-learning ability that allows it to adapt to all types of climate and terrains.
Тhe company made adjustments to its production plan and allocated resources to make sure it could deliver on time despite the difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Arctech has also localised part of the production orders in Saudi Arabia and sent project engineers to work on-site, the company said.
Saudi Arabia's ACWA Power is leading the consortium that in March 2019 won the licence to build the USD-400-million (EUR 367.1m) photovoltaic (PV) park. Its partners in the project are Kuwait’s Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC) and Alternative Energy Projects Co (AEPC).
The 500-MW Ibri II will be built at a 1,300-hectare (3,212 acres) site in Dhahirah governorate and is expected to become operational by June 2021. It will then become the largest utility-scale solar park in the Sultanate of Oman. In March, financial close of the project was achieved.