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Solar Power Plant Project - Sohar Port and Freezone
This project is located in the Sohar Port and Freezone in Oman. The scope of work of this project involves construction of a solar power plant with a capacity of 25MW . Leading development company has signed a land lease agreement with the client to develop solar PV projects for the deep-sea port and freezone, which is managed by Sohar Industrial Port Company (SIPC). SIPC aims to have its industrial tenants powered by solar power within the Sohar Freezone. As per the agreement, Sohar will allocate 600 hectares of land, out of a total of 4,500 hectare area, for solar power development with project capacities in the range of 10 MW to up to 40 MW. The announced project is a 25 MW plant that will provide clean energy that runs its facilities inside the freezone. The CEO of Sohar Port and Freezone said, Sustainability is one of our key values in driving development at Sohar Port and Freezone and this partnership with Shell will create solar powered solutions that are the first-of-its-kind in the country. This also marks an incredible milestone and the first step in our proactive long-term programme, that we have already begun implementing, to transform our 4,500-hectare development into a green Freezone. We hope that the changes we are implementing today will encourage current clients and future investors to adopt cleaner technologies and sustainable practices tomorrow. These solar PV projects will free up natural gas resources for better economic use, support the green agenda of the Sohar Freezone and enable further economic development in Sohar, by unlocking large scale solar opportunities, added. The development is expected to be completed by Q3 of 2020 (third quarter of 2020 ).