Mumbai-based Sterling and Wilson Solar has commissioned a 125 MW (DC) solar plant in Oman. With this, it has become the first Indian company to commission a solar PV project in this region.
The project is Oman’s first renewables-based independent power project. 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.
The project—commissioned for Amin Renewable Energy Company SAOC—is supported by the Japanese-Omani consortium comprising Marubeni Corporation, Oman Gas Company S.A.O.C., Bahwan Renewable Energy Company LLC and Nebras Power.
Commenting on the project, Bikesh Ogra, Director and Global CEO, Sterling and Wilson Solar said, “This is one of the most prestigious projects for Sterling and Wilson Solar… 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.”
“SWSL constantly emphasizes on customer centricity, implementation and delivery excellence which has assisted us to make inroads in strategically situated markets that have favorable solar power procedures and high solar properties,” he added.
Due to the extreme rocky ground conditions, SWSL deployed 165 numbers of earth moving machinery at site to excavate 100 km cable trench in a very limited time period.
Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited has commissioned a series of high-performing solar power projects globally and has to its credit around 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 operation and maintenance projects globally.