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Oman’s Majis to develop $1.3m Sohar Port solar plant with Unicorn

Unicorn will install the photovoltaic plant at Majis’ Sohar Port facilities, with operational commencement due from end-2020

The solar plant is set to be operational by the end of 2020.
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The solar plant is set to be operational by the end of 2020.

Oman-based water service provider Majis Industrial Services will join Unicorn International to develop a photovoltaic solar power plant at its Sohar Port facilities through an investment worth $1.3m (OMR500,520).

Set to be operational by the end of 2020, the solar plant, which will be installed by Unicorn, is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by more than 1,400 tonnes annually and save 681,000m3 of gas per year.

Majis Industrial Services' chief executive officer, Ahmed Al-Mazrouy, signed an agreement with Unicorn International's managing director, Ali Abdullah Saif Al Maskery, to work on the project.

The development is part of Majis’s efforts to reduce carbon footprint of its water services in Sohar, and the company said its agreement with Unicorn International was a “critical step” in reducing the environmental impact of its operations.

Majis's CEO added: “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.”

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