Work carried out by Aberdeen-based global consulting and engineering company Wood will help turn the hot desert sun of Oman into renewable energy for a ferrochrome production plant.
Announcing the end of its part of Oman Shell’s first utility-scale, photovoltaic (PV) solar project in the Middle East yesterday, Wood said the development would displace gas-fired power and save more than 25,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.
The Qabas solar plant, consisting of more than 80,000 PV panels, is in the Sohar Freezone in northern Oman.
Joe Sczurko, executive president of Wood’s consulting business, said: “Wood is focused on supporting its clients through the global energy transition. This milestone project supports Shell’s sustainability goals, aligns with Oman’s Vision 2040, and advances the sultanate’s national economic ambition.”