Oman will be launching a massive solar power project with a total output capacity of 1000 megawatts (MW). The utility scale photovoltaic (PV) solar project will be based on the Independent Power Project (IPP) and is scheduled to be launched in 2029.
The project’s total output capacity comprises two IPPs of 500 MW each, according to Nama Power & Water Procurement Company (Nama PWP), Oman’s exclusive power and water off-taker.
The project -‘Solar PV IPPs 2029,’- will adopt a procurement strategy similar to that of the Manah I & II Solar PV IPPs, that involves awarding separate single awards for each of the two sites, each with a contracted maximum offtake capacity of around 500 MW using PV technology.
With this, it has become the sixth utility-scale solar PV project in Oman, fulfilling the goal to meet 30% of the country’s power needs from renewables by 2030.
It may be noted that the ‘MIS Solar IPP 2027’, a 500 MW utility-scale solar PV project, is planned for development in Al Wusta Governorate. The ‘Ibri III Solar IPP’ is also part of the series, becoming a part of Oman’s first utility-scale solar PV scheme, Ibri II Solar IPP, that was launched in 2021.