Oman plans to build mega wind project
Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) will build 1billion mega wind project in Oman.
According to OPWP, Omans first utility scale wind power project envisioning a world scale capacity of 300 MW is expected to come up in Duqm by 2023. Dubbed Wind 2023, the wind based Independent Power Project (IPP) will be built at an estimated cost of around $1 billion.
A wind resource assessment (WRA) for the project will be initiated during the during the third quarter this year, with the qualification process expected to commence in Q3 2020. The anticipated Scheduled Commercial Opertion Date (SCOD) ewill be in Q4 2023.
In addition, OPWP is in the process of conducting a detailed wind resource assessment to collect bankable wind data for future wind power projects.
The company said, “The WRA will be across several locations from Sharqiyah to Duqm and Dhofar where wind resource is considered high using satellite data.
According to OPWP, the second utility scale solar power project is propesed to be a mega scheme with a capacity ranging from 500-1000 megawatts (MW).
CEO, Yaqoob al Kiyumi said, “Solar 2022 that is the giant Independent Power Project (IPP), will be developed based on either solar photovoltaic or Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technology, or a combination of both.”
He added, “total investment in the project, slated for launch by June 2022, is estimated between $700- 800 million.”
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