TotalEnergies, Veolia to construct solar site in Oman

Jul 27, 2022 06:29 PM ET
  • 17MWp PV project will power a desalination plant in Sur
TotalEnergies, Veolia to construct solar site in Oman
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TotalEnergies and also Veolia have signed an arrangement to begin the construction of a 17MWp solar project that will certainly supply power for a desalination plant in the city of Sur, Oman.

The solar project is expected to provide 30GWh of green electrical power, or more than a 3rd of the desalination plant's daily consumption, enabling it to avoid near to 300,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

The plant will certainly be equipped with more than 32,000 high-efficiency solar panels and also will certainly make use of an East-West tracker system to raise energy production.

It will certainly cover a location of 130,000 square metres, equivalent to roughly 18 football pitches.

The nuclear power plant will certainly be located on the site of the Sharqiyah Desalination plant providing alcohol consumption water to more than 600,000 inhabitants of the Sharqiyah region.

The relocation is in line with Oman's National Energy Strategy to transform 30% of its electricity usage to renewable resources by 2030.

Veolia president Estelle Brachlianoff stated: "At Veolia, we are committed to bring the ecological change in the water sector for our clients as well as for our very own assets.

" We more than happy to release the building of the solar plant on our desalination unit in the city of Sur, to be able to power it with the green electricity while dramatically decreasing its carbon footprint.

" As one of the principals of Oman's water field, Veolia is totally committed to sustaining Oman's Vision 2040 sustainability objectives for the Sultanate's neighborhoods and also sectors and also our solar project with TotalEnergies goes in this instructions."

TotalEnergies senior vice head of state for renewables Vincent Stoquart stated: "This project remains in line with our strategy to establish renewable energy in the center East and also offer our clients with clean, trustworthy and also budget friendly energy remedies.

" We are committed to aiding Veolia decarbonize its procedures, improving our solid record of deploying renewable resource options at highly technical as well as complex sites.

" As a global multi-energy firm, our goal is to contribute to the advancement of renewables in Oman as well as its area."

Veolia is releasing services to enhance the energy efficiency of its desalination activities, including its Sharqiyah Desalination plant.

The Group, in collaboration with TotalEnergies, has actually chosen to take an additional step in the direction of green improvement by using renewable energy to power the plant instead of fossil fuels.

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