First Wind Turbine in the Dhofar Project in Oman Installed

On the 8th of January 2019, installation of the first wind turbine within the Oman, Dhofar 50MW Wind Power Project was successfully completed. This is the first of thirteen GE 3.8 MW 85 mHH turbines. Once completed, the wind farm is expected to produce an annual output of estimated 134 GWh of clean energy, which will be fed into the Oman Dhofar regional grid and contribute to its stability. The plant will be connected to the grid via a 132/33kV GIS substation and 13 km overhead line.

The installation of all 13 wind turbines is due to be completed at the end of February 2019 and the Project Commercial Operation Date (COD) is planned for Q3 2019.

The Dhofar Wind Power Project is an development by Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, and the project is fully funded by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), demonstrating the continued cooperation between the UAE and the Sultanate of Oman.

The major Omani stakeholders in the Project are Rural Areas Electrification Company (Tanweer, formerly RAECO), who will operate the wind farm, and the Oman Electricity Transmission Company (OETC), who will operate the 132/33kV substation and overhead line connecting the plant to the Dhofar regional grid. The produced power will be purchased by the Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP).

intec has been appointed by Masdar to perform Owner’s Engineer and Project Management Consultancy (PMC) Services for the whole Project.