Sterling and Wilson commissions its first solar PV project in Oman
The project is the world’s biggest single-unit solar park using bifacial modules and will save 120,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions
Solar EPC solutions provider Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited (SWSL) – which is a Shapoorji Pallonji group company – has commissioned operations at 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 S.A.O.C., 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).
The photovoltaic plant, located approximately 210 km northeast of Oman’s Thumrait, has an installed capacity of 125 MW (DC).
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.
Due to the extremely rocky ground conditions, SWSL deployed 165 numbers of earth moving machinery at site to excavate a 100 km cable trench in a limited time period.
This makes Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited the first Indian company to commission a solar PV project in the region.
The director and global chief executive officer of Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited, 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.”
Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited has commissioned a series of high-performing solar power projects globally and has to its credit approximately 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.