Amin Solar PV project has an installed capacity of 125MW (DC) and is Oman’s first renewables based IPP, says Sterling and Wilson Solar
Sterling and Wilson Solar, a unit of the Indian construction group Shapoorji Pallonji, and one of the largest solar EPC solutions providers in the world, has announced the successful commissioning of Amin Solar PV development in Oman.
The announcement is a major landmark for Sterling and Wilson Solar as it the first Indian company to commission a solar PV project in the region. The Amin Solar PV project is supported by the Japanese-Omani consortium Marubeni Corporation, Oman Gas Company, Bahwan Renewable Energy Company and Nebras Power.
The Amin solar project has an installed capacity of 125MW (DC) and is Oman’s first renewables-based Independent Power Project (IPP), a statement said. It is also the biggest single-unit solar park in the world to use bifacial modules, which generates less heat and can withstand the desert’s temperature fluctuations.
Lauding the achievement, Director and Global CEO Bikesh Ogra said: “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.”
“SWSL constantly emphasizes on customer centricity, implementation and delivery excellence which has assisted us to make inroads in strategically situated markets that have favourable solar power procedures and high solar properties”, stated Ogra.
The photovoltaic plant is located 210km northwest of Thumrait and has an installed capacity of 125MW (DC). Due to the rocky ground conditions, SWSL deployed 165 earth moving machines at site to excavate the 100km cable trench in a very limited time period, the statement added.
Sterling and Wilson Solar has commissioned a series of high-performing solar power projects globally and has to its credit around 9.2 GWp projects in various geographies. This portfolio includes a 1,177 MWp solar project in Abu Dhabi – one of the world’s largest single location Solar PV plants. SWSL also manages a portfolio of 7.4 GWp of O&M projects globally.