Shell completes first solar PV plant in Middle East

Designed to chop emissions from industrial actions, the 25MW Qabas Solar Plant consists of greater than 80,000 photo voltaic panels and is positioned inside the Sohar Freezone in northern Oman.

The improvement will provide renewable electrical energy to a big ferrochrome manufacturing facility, displacing the equal gas-fired energy era taken from the grid and saving greater than 25,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions yearly.

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The landmark undertaking is targeted on enhancing the utilisation, vitality effectivity, and carbon depth of vitality manufacturing operations, accelerating photo voltaic vitality improvement in Oman and serving to to fulfill rising demand for cleaner, extra sustainable vitality.

Global consulting and engineering firm Wood acted as proprietor’s engineer for the undertaking. Since 2019, Wood offered engineering providers all through the pre-construction and development phases of the undertaking.

Joe Sczurko, government president of Wood’s Consulting enterprise, stated the undertaking was “an essential funding in offering clear energy to assist decarbonise industrial processes in Oman”.

Walid Hadi, Oman Shell’s VP & Country Chairman, stated the plant was “an unbelievable undertaking and the primary of its variety for Shell within the Middle East and in Oman”.