Muscat - Enertis, a Spain-based global engineering consultancy, has been appointed the owner engineer for the 100MW Amin photovoltaic (PV) solar plant by Amin Renewable Energy Company in Oman.
The power plant is located approximately 210km North East of Thumrait. The Amin solar project has been sponsored by the Japanese-Omani consortium formed by Marubeni Corporation, Oman Gas Company and Bahwan Renewable Energy Company after being awarded the contract by the off-taker Petroleum Development Oman (PDO).
The solar project, which has a 23-year power purchase agreement, will supply power for PDO’s interior operations and is one of the world’s first utility-scale PV project to have an oil and gas company as the sole wholesale buyer of energy, Enertis said in a statement on its website.
Enertis has been involved since the design phase of the project and is interfacing the relationship with the EPC contractor on behalf of Amin Renewable Energy Company.
Specifically, Enertis is leading and monitoring every technical-related aspect, especially focusing on the approval of the detail design for the project. The project is already under construction and the commercial operation date is scheduled for May 2020.
“It is always a great challenge and honor to support projects with this dimension and participate in a pioneer project working for an experienced consortium such as Amin Renewable Energy Company,” said Pablo Filgueira, head of engineering and construction management at Enertis.