Sterling and Wilson Solar commissions solar PV project in Oman

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on June 02, 2020

Shapoorji Pallonji-backed Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited (SWSL) has commissioned the operations of its maiden solar PV project in Oman.

SWSL, an engineering procurement construction (EPC) company had received the order from Amin Renewable Energy Company SAO to construct this solar project. The Amin Solar PV project is supported by the Japanese-Omani consortium designed by Marubeni Corporation, Oman Gas Company SAOC, Bahwan Renewable Energy Company LLC and Nebras Power, SWSL said in a statement.

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.

With this, SWSL becomes the first Indian company to commission a solar PV project in this region.

Bikesh Ogra — Director and Global CEO, SWSL 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.”

Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited has 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.

Recently, SWSL, which is present in 25 countries, bagged an EPC contract in Australia for ₹2,600 crore.

Published on June 02, 2020

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