India’s Sterling and Wilson Solar Ltd (BOM:542760), or SWSL, has put on stream a 125-MW direct current (DC) solar park in Oman on behalf of Amin Renewable Energy.
Located about 210 km (130 miles) northeast of Thumrait, the Amin photovoltaic (PV) park will operate under a 23-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with state-run Petroleum Development Oman LLC (PDO), supplying its interior operations. The oil and gas company received first deliveries from the plant at the end of May.
The power plant is equipped with bifacial modules and, according to SWSL, is the largest single-unit installation globally using this kind of modules.
SWSL noted that this is the first solar project it has completed in Oman. It received the job from Amin Renewable Energy Company SAOC, a consortium consisting of Marubeni Corporation (TYO:8002), Oman Gas Company SAOC, Bahwan Renewable Energy Company LLC and Qatar-based Nebras Power QPSC.
“Being a dominant player in the Middle East, this project marks our entry in the Oman market, which supports the government’s vision for a clean and sustainable future,” said Bikesh Ogra, director and global CEO of SWSL.
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