Thursday, August 3, 2017

Oman to begin work on wind power project soon

Construction work on the first wind power project in Oman's Dhofar Governorate is expected to begin soon and the project will be operational within two years, a top official was quoted as saying.

The Harweel project is a joint initiative between the state-owned Rural Areas Electricity Company (RAECO) and UAE’s Masdar. Upon completion, the plant will be able to generate 50 MW power, an Oman Daily Observer report quoting the official said.

The project will be built on a total area of 200,000 sq m and nearly 25 turbines will be in operation with an individual capacity of around 3 MW. They will be erected at an approximate height of 120 m to 145 m from the land surface. The power generated will suffice to meet about 50 per cent of the need in Dhofar Governorate during winter season, the report added.

“Under a power purchase agreement with Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP), RAECO will be operating the project. This project can be called an excellent example for Oman and UAE collaboration”, the official said.



from Construction Realestate


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