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Oman targets 30% renewable energy share by 2030

In a bid to diversify its energy sources, Oman has set an ambitious goal of covering 30 per cent of its electricity demand with renewable energy projects by 2030. With the launch of several major renewable energy projects in the sultanate, Oman Power and Water Procurement Co (OPWP) expects solar energy, wind power and waste … Continue reading Oman targets 30% renewable energy share by 2030

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Progress made on 50 MW wind farm in Oman

A senior delegation of government and business dignitaries has witnessed the steady progress in the development of the 50-megawatt (MW) Dhofar Wind Farm, the GCC’s first utility-scale wind farm. Visiting the project site in the southern Dhofar Governorate of Oman were Hamdan Ali Al Hinai, chairman of the Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP), … Continue reading Progress made on 50 MW wind farm in Oman

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Oman’s first wind energy project to be operational by Q3

GE is providing the project’s 3.8MW wind turbines, while TSK is responsible for the rest of the wind farm’s infrastructure, which includes medium- and high-voltage substations and 13km of overhead transmission lines. Masdar is the wind power project developer and implementation lead. Sultanate’s and Gulf region’s first large-scale commercial wind power project, the Dhofar Wind … Continue reading Oman’s first wind energy project to be operational by Q3

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Wind energy in Oman: Masdar installs first wind turbine

Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, announced the installation of the first of 13 wind turbines at the 50 megawatt (MW) Dhofar Wind Farm. Located in the southern Omani governorate of Dhofar, the wind power project is fully financed by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid. … Continue reading Wind energy in Oman: Masdar installs first wind turbine

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Oman making steady progress in harnessing renewable energy

REVE 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 … Continue reading Oman making steady progress in harnessing renewable energy

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Oman wind power deals to be signed

Rural Areas Electricity Company (RAEC) will sign a number of agreements for Dhofar Wind Power Project on Tuesday. The company will sign the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Oman Power and Water Procurement (OPWP), and Electricity Connection Agreement with Oman Electricity Transmission Company, with the EPC contract have been awarded by Abu Dhabi Future Energy … Continue reading Oman wind power deals to be signed

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Oman prepares to build the first large-scale wind farm in the GCC region

Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Masdar, signed an Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) contract with a global consortium comprising GE and Spain’s TSK to build the Dhofar Wind Power Project, the first large-scale wind farm in Oman and the GCC. The Dhofar Wind Power Project is a result of the joint development agreement that was … Continue reading Oman prepares to build the first large-scale wind farm in the GCC region

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Masdar to help build Oman wind farm

Masdar, the Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy company, signed an engineering, procurement and construction contract with a group of companies that include GE and Spain TSK to build a wind farm in Oman, the first large scale project of its kind in the Gulf.   “Oman has immense untapped potential in renewable energy, particularly in solar and wind. Masdar is proud to be … Continue reading Masdar to help build Oman wind farm

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Wind power in Oman: first large-scale wind farm to start operations in 2020

Oman’s first large-scale commercial wind-based renewable energy project is getting delayed and will start operations in 2020. “The project has been tendered, but is currently on hold and awaiting approval. The wind farm, which is expected to be comprised of around 25 wind turbines will be located near Harweel,” according to the seven-year outlook for … Continue reading Wind power in Oman: first large-scale wind farm to start operations in 2020

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Solar energy economically viable in Oman

It is a myth that use of solar technology is not efficient and economically viable in Oman due to the dusty climate, say experts who believe that more awareness about solar power is required. SoubhiAbdulkarim, chairman and chief executive officer at Integrated Smart Technologies, and Michael Katz, chief executive officer of Oman Aqua Science, both … Continue reading Solar energy economically viable in Oman

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Wind energy in Oman: 15 optimal sites for wind power

Oman’s Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW), which is overseeing the formulation of a national strategy for renewable energy development in the Sultanate, has identified 15 sites deemed optimal for wind power projects, according to a report. The mapping of sites is a key to the Oman Wind Atlas Project, an initiative launched by … Continue reading Wind energy in Oman: 15 optimal sites for wind power

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Plan for 7 more solar energy projects in Oman

The Sultanate’s renewable energy industry is set to get further boost with seven more solar power projects being planned in the country. “The tender process for three of the projects will start at the end of the final quarter of this year”, said Hamad bin Salim Al Maghdari, CEO of the Rural Areas Electricity Company … Continue reading Plan for 7 more solar energy projects in Oman

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Oman to Build Concentrated Solar Power Plant to Extract Oil

One gigawatt solar thermal project for oil production establishes oil industry as the next major market for solar energy. Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), the largest producer of oil and gas in Oman, and GlassPoint Solar, the leader in solar enhanced oil recovery (EOR), today announced plans to build one of the world’s largest solar plants. … Continue reading Oman to Build Concentrated Solar Power Plant to Extract Oil

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Wind energy in Oman: first wind farm to be commissioned by 2017

The contract for the 50MW Harweel wind power project in Dhofar will be awarded by Q3 this year, Khalil al Mantheri, renewable energy section head in the Rural Areas Electricity Company (RAECO) has said.     He was speaking at the Oman Energy and Water Exhibition and Conference 2015 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre … Continue reading Wind energy in Oman: first wind farm to be commissioned by 2017

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Oman to set up four new solar power pilot projects

Four solar power projects as pilot ventures have been proposed by Rural Areas Electricity Company (Raeco) in a move to efficiently utilise renewable energy, which will reduce use of fossil fuels. These four pilot projects are planned in different parts of the country — one each in Ibri (2,000 kilowatt), Sharqiya (2,000 kilowatt), Mudhaibi (2,000 … Continue reading Oman to set up four new solar power pilot projects

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Oman’s 200MW solar energy project, PV and Concentrated Solar Power, set for launc

A 50 MW wind power project is being developed by the Rural Areas Electricity Company (RAECO) in partnership with Masdar of Abu Dhabi, the Observer reported. The wind farm project, comprising an array of wind turbines, will be located near Harweel in Dhofar Governorate, and is expected to be operational by early 2017, it added. … Continue reading Oman’s 200MW solar energy project, PV and Concentrated Solar Power, set for launc

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Oman’s first solar power plant to start operation in May

Oman’s first commercial renewable power project is set to go operational by May at Al Mazyunah in Dhofar, according to a report. The 303kW solar power plant, executed by US-based Astonfield and local firm Multitech, will be the first such commercial venture linked to the electricity network, said the Oman Tribune report. The technology used … Continue reading Oman’s first solar power plant to start operation in May

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Work on Oman’s first large-scale wind energy project will start in June

Work on Oman’s first large-scale wind energy project will start in June this year, a top-level official at the Rural Areas Electricity Company (Raeco) told. The $200 million-project, which will generate 50 megawatt of electricity, will be funded by Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar). The ambitious project, which is aimed at reducing dependence on … Continue reading Work on Oman’s first large-scale wind energy project will start in June

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Wind power in Oman: ILF Consulting Engineers wins consultancy deal for wind farm

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 … Continue reading Wind power in Oman: ILF Consulting Engineers wins consultancy deal for wind farm

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