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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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Abu Dhabi’s Masdar is eyeing wind power and solar energy projects in Oman and Saudi Arabia

“Oman is stepping forward and we’re expecting Saudi Arabia to offer tenders this year,” said Bader Al Lamki, the director of Masdar Clean Energy. “There is momentum building up in the region [for clean energy projects].”     Masdar entered Oman’s wind energy market in October, signing a deal to build a 50 megawatts wind … Continue reading Abu Dhabi’s Masdar is eyeing wind power and solar energy projects in Oman and Saudi Arabia

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First large-scale wind power plant in the Gulf Cooperation Council

Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, signed on Oct. 22 a joint development agreement with the Rural Areas Electricity Company (RAECO) to build the first large-scale wind farm in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The $125 million, 50-megawatt wind farm in the Sultanate of Oman will be constructed in the country’s Dhofar Governorate. The project … Continue reading First large-scale wind power plant in the Gulf Cooperation Council

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Oman wind farm will consist of 25 wind turbines

The Oman wind power project will consist of 25 wind turbines and building ix expected to commence at the end of next year. Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, has signed a deal with Oman’s Rural Areas Electricity Company to build a US$125 million wind farm that will provide electricity to 16,000 homes. The Oman … Continue reading Oman wind farm will consist of 25 wind turbines

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Solar and wind energy sources are the best solutions for Oman

Twenty five per cent of all future power projects in Oman are likely to use renewable energy. This was revealed by Eng Hamed bin Salem al Maghderi, chief executive officer, Rural Areas Electricity Company (RAECO) while giving a presentation at the Oman Power and Water Efficiency and Conservation 2014 conference that began at Al Bustan … Continue reading Solar and wind energy sources are the best solutions for Oman

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Using Concentrated Solar Power to pump oil

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), the largest producer of oil and gas in Oman, and GlassPoint Solar, the global leader in solar enhanced oil recovery, today announced the successful commissioning of the Middle East’s first solar enhanced oil recovery (EOR) project. Similar facilities have been gathering sunlight in the Southern California desert for years, using the … Continue reading Using Concentrated Solar Power to pump oil

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Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Solar Energy Market Outlook, 2013-2017

The report offers solar energy (PV and Concentrating Solar Power) project details for each market along with country-specific demand forecasts to 2017. The MENA region possesses the greatest technical potential for renewable energy in the world with much of this potential attributed to solar power. This potential is now starting to be more seriously considered, … Continue reading Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Solar Energy Market Outlook, 2013-2017

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Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait and Oman to Focus on Concentrated Solar Power to Diversify Its Energy Mix

The future of concentrating solar power in the GCC region, according to the report, is as bright as sunshine. A recently published research report “GCC Renewable Energy Sector Analysis” by KuicK Research has suggested that solar energy will dominate the upcoming renewable energy development in the GCC region. The GCC region is largest producer of … Continue reading Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait and Oman to Focus on Concentrated Solar Power to Diversify Its Energy Mix

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