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New waste-to-energy plant to come up in Oman

New waste-to-energy plant to come up in Oman

According to Shidhani, the industry is working with a number of tasks in the direction of accomplishing the objectives of Oman Vision 2040

Muscat– Oman Power as well as Water Purchase Business, in cooperation with the Oman Environmental Solutions Holding (be’ah), has completed a technical and financial feasibility research for establishing an electric power generation plant using waste, according to Abdulaziz al Shidhani, Director General of Renewable Energy and also Hydrogen at the Ministry of Power and Minerals.

He added that Barka plant job to generate electrical power from waste is the initial project of its kind in the sultanate.

“The innovative framework task for smart meters is taken into consideration among the main jobs that intend to increase the effectiveness of the electrical energy industry and improve the energy intake system. Further, a job is underway to develop Barka waste-to-energy (WTE) plant, as component of the initiatives to attain the Sultanate of Oman’s commitment to absolutely no carbon nonpartisanship by the year 2050. This step will boost the round economic climate,” said Shidhani.

According to Shidhani, the market is servicing several jobs towards achieving the objectives of Oman Vision 2040, in cooperation in between the ministry as well as partners in the power sector.

He explained that connecting the power grid in the north of Oman with the network in the governorate of Dhofar will certainly represent a major change in the electricity system in the nation. “This can be achieved by strengthening the electricity affiliation system throughout Oman and also linking the power networks in the backwoods and also the Special Economic Zone at Duqm (SEZAD) with the two electrical power systems in the north and also south of the sultanate. The step paves the way for connecting a lot more renewable resource jobs, particularly wind energy,” he added.

He better said that the job, which is being executed by the Oman Electricity Transmission Business, contains 2 phases, as a large component of the very first stage that links the north of the sultanate with Duqm has actually been completed. “The most crucial parts of the projects include the construction of high-voltage lines of 400 kV from Nahida terminal to Barik station and from Barik terminal to Shuweihat station. The conclusion price of this task has gotten to 68 percent, and it is planned to be finished according to the plan by the end of June 2023,” Shidhani included.

He elaborated that the project likewise consists of the construction of high-voltage lines of 400 kV from Shuweihat terminal to Duqm terminal and from Duqm terminal to Mahout station as 58.32 percent of this project’s work plan has actually been completed.

He also said that job is underway to design the elements of the 2nd phase of the electric affiliation job between the north and the south of Oman. It prolongs from the wilayat of Duqm to the governorate of Dhofar, as 25 percent of the project work strategy has been completed. It is planned to be completed according to the plan by the end of 2026.

He pointed out that the job to attach Masirah Island to the primary power transmission connect with a submarine cord will be at an estimated range of 35 kilometers as 25 per cent of this job has actually been completed. It is intended to be finished according to the plan by the end of 2026.

In extension of the power shift trends and the exercise of national capacities in renewable energy sources, the Director General of Renewable Energy and also Hydrogen at the Ministry of Power and Minerals stated that at the start of 2023, tenders for the advancement of Manah solar energy plants job were granted by Oman Power and also Water Purchase Business with a complete production capability of 1000 megawatts.

On the various other hand, al Shidhani indicated that the electrical energy circulation firms are implementing a sophisticated infrastructure task for clever meters for all subscribers in the sultanate. The move aims to change to automatic reading of all power meters and to improve the energy usage system. He added that 31 percent of the project’s work has been finished, and also it will certainly be finished according to its plan, by the end of 2025.

Last Updated: 20 April 2023

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