Masdar gets started on GCC’s first and largest commercial wind farm in Oman

      Published on Saturday, 29 December , 2018      470 Views     
Masdar gets started on GCC’s first and largest commercial wind farm in Oman


Abu Dhabi’s Masdar has announced completing a major milestone at the GCC’s first commercial scale wind farm in Oman.



In Dhofar, the company announced it has installed the first of a planned 13 wind turbines that will generate a combined 50 MW to power 16,000 homes in Oman’s south.

The Dhofar wind farm is the result of a 2014 agreement between the Rural Areas Electricity Company of Oman (TANWEER) and a consortium led by Masdar that includes GE, which is supplying the wind turbines, and Spain’s TSK, which is providing the rest of the power transmission infrastructure.

Wholly financed by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the project will see all 13 turbines installed by March and is expected to be complete in the third quarter of 2019.

The 50 MW plant will look to offset an estimated 110,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually with wind turbines “customised to the desert conditions specific to the Gulf region,”

said GE’s general manager for renewable energy in the Middle East, Dr Manar Al Moneef.



“The country has immense untapped potential in renewable energy, particularly wind energy. With this project, we are demonstrating our strong commitment to supporting the diversification of the energy mix in Oman and the wider region,” he said.

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Category Business | 2018/12/29 latest update at 8:58 AM
Source : Arabian Business | Photocredit : Google
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