Construction of first wind power project in Oman on track

Construction of first wind power project in Oman on track

Marking a quantum leap in the Sultanate’s move to generate alternative energy and distribution among the remotest areas, construction of the first wind-power project in Dhofar Governorate is on track and will begin soon, according to top official.

Construction of the highly sought-after Harweel project, a joint initiative between the state-owned RAECO (Rural Areas Electricity Company) and UAE’s Masdar will be completed in the next 18 months from the date of beginning and will be operational within next two years. Upon completion, the plant will be able to generate 50MW power for the country, the source added.

“We’ll begin the construction activities to be completed in next less than 2 years and will be operational towards the goal of producing 50mega watt electricity from renewable energy”, a top official who was on a short visit to the capital area told the Observer.

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