1.3MWp solar PV plant to reduce CO2 emissions by over 1,400t annually
Omani water solutions provider Majis Industrial Services has signed an agreement with Unicorn International to supply and install a photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant for Majis’ facilities at Sohar Port, at an investment value of $1.3m.
The signing ceremony was held at Majis’ head office and was attended by Ahmed Saif Al-Mazrouy, CEO of Majis Industrial Services, and Ali Abdullah Saif Al Maskery, MD of Unicorn International.
A statement from Majis said Unicorn will install a 1.30MWp PV plant, which is expected to be operational by the end of 2020. Unicorn will deploy 3,600 solar modules and 15 solar inverters to generate 2,350 million kwhr of energy per year. The project will save 681,000 cubic metres of gas per year and will result in the reduction of 1,462t of CO2 emissions annually.
Al-Mazrouy said: “Our agreement with Unicorn International is a critical step in reducing the carbon footprint of our water services in Sohar, while also reducing operating costs. Majis’ commitment to innovation sees us work with best-in-class technology providers to streamline our operations and minimise our environmental impact. Once installed, the solar facility will generate 6.50MWh energy per day, achieving a carbon footprint reduction equivalent to planting 38,000 trees. Our agreement with Unicorn supports both our environmental commitment and our dedication to Oman’s growing SME segment. We will continue to work with local partners, where possible, to contribute to economic growth in the Sultanate.”
Al Maskery added: “Photovoltaic solar power generation is increasingly cost effective and enables businesses to reduce their carbon footprint. We’re pleased to work with Majis to bring our technology to Sohar and to support the company’s goal for delivering low-impact water services to Oman’s most important industries. Our turnkey PV products have experienced strong growth in adoption across Oman, which is an indicator of the promise that the local renewables sector shows, as well as the appetite that exists for low-carbon energy solutions.”