Shell launches 25MW solar plant in Oman

Shell has set up in Oman a 25 megawatt solar plant, the first of the energy giant in the Gulf country and the Middle East, Trade Arabia reports.
Named Qabas solar plant, the station is located on a 50-hectare site within Sohar Freezone in northern Oman, and consists of over 88,000 solar modules.
“This is an incredible project and the first of its kind for Shell in the Middle East and in Oman, while being in line with our ambition to become a net-zero emission energy business by2050 or sooner. I thank the Omani government, particularly the Sohar Port and Freezone, for their collaboration and support on a project with potential for long-lasting economic value for the Sultanate,” said Walid Hadi, Oman Shell’s Vice-President and Country Chairman.
The energy produced by the plant is supplied to a large ferrochrome production facility, displacing the equivalent gas-fired power generation taken from the grid and avoiding more than 25,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.

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