Construction works for the Sharqiyah desalination plants solar power facility in Oman is set to commence soon. The project is a result of a joint and signed agreement between Veolia and Global multi-energy company, TotalEnergies.
The agreement features the construction of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system on an area of 130,000 square meters, the equivalent to approximately 18 football pitches. The system will include more than 32,000 high-efficiency solar panels. Additionally, the facility will make use of the innovative East-West tracker system.
Upon completion, the 17-megawatt peak project will produce well over 30,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of green electricity annually.
Expectations for the Sharqiyah desalination plants solar power facility
The Sharqiyah desalination plants solar power facility will contribute to the provision of power for the Sharqiyah desalination plant in the city of Sur. As a result, the desalination plant will be able to supply drinking water to well about 600,000 inhabitants of the Sharqiyah region.
In addition, the solar power plant will help avoid well about 300,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions. This is in perfect and unified alignment with Oman’s National Energy Strategy. The initiative aims 2030, to convert 30% of its electricity use to renewable sources.
The Senior Vice President of TotalEnergies commented on the project. Vincent Stoquart noted that the Sharqiyah desalination plants solar power facility project is also in line with their strategy. He explained that their strategy aims to develop renewable energy within the Middle East.
Vincent further added that they aim to provide customers with reliable, affordable, and clean energy solutions.