Sterling and Wilson Solar (SWSL) has commissioned the operations of its maiden solar PV project in Oman. SWSL had received the order from Amin Renewable Energy Company SAOC. The Amin Solar PV project is supported by the Japanese-Omani consortium designed by Marubeni Corporation, Oman Gas Company SAOC, Bahwan Renewable Energy Company LLC and Nebras Power.
The Amin solar project, with installed capacity of 125 MW (DC), is Oman’s first renewables-based Independent Power Project (IPP). It is also the biggest single-unit solar park in the world to use bifacial modules, which generate less heat and can withstand the desert’s temperature fluctuations.
The photovoltaic plant, located in the Sultanate of Oman, approximately 210 km northeast of Thumrait, has an installed capacity of 125 MW (DC). Due to the extreme rocky ground conditions, SWSL deployed 165 numbers of earth moving machinery at site to excavate 100 km cable trench in a very limited time period.
“This is one of the most prestigious projects for Sterling and Wilson Solar. We are delighted to commission the Amin Solar PV Power Plant in Oman and to be working with a competent player such as Amin Renewable Energy Company. Being a dominant player in the Middle East, this project marks our entry in the Oman market, which supports the government’s vision for a clean and sustainable future,” said Bikesh Ogra, Director and Global CEO, Sterling and Wilson Solar.
“SWSL constantly emphasizes on customer centricity, implementation and delivery excellence which has assisted us to make inroads in strategically situated markets that have favorable solar power procedures and high solar properties”, added Ogra.