Shapoorji Pallonji firm commissions first Oman solar PV project

The Amin solar project, with installed capacity of 125 MW

  
A construction worker walks past a hoarding of Indian conglomerate Shapoorji Pallonji Group on the outskirts of Mumbai, India April 17, 2018.

A construction worker walks past a hoarding of Indian conglomerate Shapoorji Pallonji Group on the outskirts of Mumbai, India April 17, 2018.

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Sterling and Wilson Solar, a unit of leading Indian construction group Shapoorji Pallonji and one of the largest solar EPC solutions providers in the world, has announced the successful commissioning of Amin Solar PV development in Oman.

This is a major landmark in the journey of Sterling and Wilson Solar as it becomes the first Indian company to commission a solar PV project in this region.
 
The Amin Solar PV project is supported by the Japanese-Omani consortium designed by Marubeni Corporation, Oman Gas Company, Bahwan Renewable Energy Company and Nebras Power.
 
The Amin solar project, with installed capacity of 125 MW (DC), is Oman’s first renewables-based Independent Power Project (IPP). 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.
Lauding the achievement, Director and Global CEO Bikesh Ogra said: "This is one of the most prestigious projects for Sterling and Wilson Solar. We are delighted to commission the Amin Solar PV Power Plant in Oman and to be working with a competent player such as Amin Renewable Energy Company."
 
"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”, stated Ogra.
The photovoltaic plant, located in the sultanate some 210 km northeast of Thumrait, has an installed capacity of 125 MW (DC). 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 pointed out that it had 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 O&M projects globally, a
testament to its best-in-class services.

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