ACWA Power’s 500MW Oman’s solar PV project achieves new milestone

Oman Ibri Solar PVA consortium consisting of ACWA Power, Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC) and Alternative Energy Projects Co (AEPC) has achieved a milestone for the 500MW Ibri 2 solar PV project, which entails the shipment of the first 10 MWp of 24,700 bifacial solar panels manufactured by Jolywood

The panels will generate an output capacity of 405Wp per panel.

“The arrival of the first shipment of the bifacial solar panels to the project site on schedule is truly a major achievement because of the enormous challenges faced due to COVID -19 related supply chain disruptions in China – the manufacturing base of our solar panel partners,” said Rajit Nanda, chief investment officer of ACWA Power and board member of Shams Al-Dhahirah Generating Company - the project company that owns and develops the Ibri 2 project.

Close collaboration and active co-ordination at every stage of the delivery process enabled us to keep to our original schedule. We remain fully committed to completing the project as per our timeline and contributing towards the sustainability goals of Oman and our shareholders.” 

Located in Al-Dhahirah governorate, Ibri 2 PV IPP will contain approximately 1.4mn solar panels and extend over an area of 13mn sq m. The 500MW project is deemed to be Oman’s largest utility-scale solar PV Independent Power Project. At peak generation capacity, the plant output will be enough to supply an estimated 33,000 homes with electricity and will offset 340,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions a year.

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