Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable power company, signed on Oct. 22 a joint development contract with the Rural Areas Electricity Company (RAECO) to make the first large-scale wind farm in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The $125 million, 50-megawatt wind farm in the Sultanate of Oman will be constructing in the country’s Dhofar Governorate.
The plan is predictable to make sufficient clean electricity to power 16,000 homes and ease 110,000 tons of CO2 for each year. The project will consist of up to 25 wind turbines and produce begins the final section of 2015.
The 1st -of-its-type wind project is a result of strong two-sided ties between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman. The plan also reflects the rising trend by GCC nations to invest in renewable as a means to expand the energy mix and deal with long-term resource security.
In fact, the accumulate chance for clean energy, added solar, wind and peaceful nuclear energy, is $100 billion over the next 5 years.
The area is quick adopting renewable energy as a practical solution to rally increasing electricity needs and to address long-term store security. The Oman wind plan is a main example of how fresh energy can send consistent power supplies and get better energy security, while also helping a transition to a low-carbon future.
The country is expanding its global energy administration through the deployment of wind and solar power domestically and globally. Through Masdar, the UAE is proving that renewable are both competitive commercially and vital to diversifying the international power combine.
The Dhofar wind-power project help Oman’s broader policy to gather the country’s growing energy needs, which is growing due to population and economic expansion. Upon completion, wind energy will represent 7% of total installed power making capacity in the Dhofar region.
Masdar has a strong track record of delivering big-scale renewable energy projects in the area and across the world. In the wind sector, Masdar delivered London Array – the largest offshore wind farm in the world – and is presently part of a consortium working to finish the Dudgeon wind farm, a 402-megawatt plan in the United Kingdom. In the UAE, Masdar is also working to send the 117-megawatt Tafila a ground storm farm in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.