Oman is making steady progress towards adopting renewable energy resources with Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) calling for request for proposals (RFP) for Wind Resource Assessment Programme.
The collected data will help confirm the future wind farm projects in the sultanate.
In addition, Diam, formerly Public Authority for Electricity and Water, has progressed the project further by starting to book the areas in the recommended sites in order to secure the locations for wind resources assessment programme.
“As part of the sultanate’s initiatives in diversifying the energy mix through the use of renewables in its energy supply, OPWP seeks proposals from interested bidders to carry out a Wind Resource Assessment Programme to cover multiple sites within the sultanate, which will be used to support the future development of wind power projects in Oman,” the utility company stated in its RFP.
The programme will include provision of equipment/sensors, installation, operation and maintenance and data validation services. This is the second phase of the Wind Resources Atlas study conducted by Diam. “Following the first phase of the Wind Resources Atlas study, Diam has progressed the project further by starting booking the areas of the recommended sites in order to secure the locations while the work is in progress for Phase 2. This second phase of the project atlas will be a wind resources assessment programme that includes the installation of wind masts at the recommended sites identified in the first phase. This will be an advanced step to collect bankable data and confirm the feasibility of future wind farm projects in cooperation with the OPWP,” Diam stated in its recent annual report.