Oman's PDO opens 6-MWp solar carport

Source: Petroleum Development Oman (www.pdo.co.om)

January 10 (Renewables Now) - Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) last week opened a 6-MWp solar power plant at its headquarters in Muscat.

The system consists of 19,500 photovoltaic (PV) modules installed on parking lot canopies that will generate power for PDO's office buildings. It is the largest solar scheme at a single location in Oman, the company said. The project was implemented as a joint venture by Spain's Elecnor SA and local company Rukun Al Yaqeen (RAY) International LLC.  

Present at the inauguration were Minister of Environment and Climate Affairs Mohammed bin Salim Al Tobi and PDO managing director Raoul Restucci.

PDO recently issued a call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the development, construction and operation of a 100-MWp solar park. The company will buy its output under a 23-year power purchase agreement (PPA).

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