Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has revealed that the sultanate’s first utility-scale wind power project, with a world-scale capacity of 300 MW, is expected to come up in Duqm by 2023, said a report.
Dubbed ‘Wind 2023’, the wind-based independent power project (IPP) will be built at an estimated cost of around $1 billion, added the Oman Daily Observer report.
A wind resource assessment (WRA) for the project will be initiated during the third quarter this year, with the qualification process expected to commence in Q3 2020.
The anticipated Scheduled Commercial Operation Date (SCOD) will be in Q4 2023, the state-owned procurement entity stated.
Additionally, OPWP is in the process of conducting a detailed wind resource assessment to collect bankable wind data for future wind power projects.