ILF Consulting Engineers, an Austria-based international firm, has been awarded a contract to provide consulting and engineering services for the setting up of Oman’s first wind power project.
ILF will advise in the development of the wind farm in Dhofar Governorate in south Oman, according to the report in Oman Observer.
The 50-MW wind farm, which is estimated to be worth $125 million, is being jointly developed by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, and Rural Areas Electricity Company (Raeco) of Oman.
Consist of up to 25 wind turbines, the project is estimated to generate enough clean electricity to power 16,000 homes and mitigate 110,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, the report said. Construction is set to begin in the fourth quarter of the year, it noted.