Kolkata; Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited (SWSL) (BSE Scrip Code: 542760; NSE Symbol: SWSOLAR), one of the largest solar EPC solutions providers in the world, has successfully commissioned its second project in Oman. The 25 MW solar project was awarded to SWSL by global energy company Shell.
SWSL commissioned this project on time with more than 300,000 safe manhours during the pandemic by following all the necessary safety protocols and measures set by the local authorities.
Mr. Bikesh Ogra – Director and Global CEO, Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited said, “Oman is experiencing a rapid rise in domestic energy demand as more urbanized populations are consuming greater amounts of power. The country wants to expand its electricity generation capacities through renewable independent power projects and aims to derive 30% of electricity from renewable sources by 2030. It gives us immense pride to commission our second project in Oman during such difficult times. We feel honored to have the opportunity to support Shell and contribute to Oman’s journey of a clean and sustainable future.”
The project, located on a 50-hectare site within Sohar Freezone, will save 25,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually, thus reducing the dependency of natural gas resources and unlocking large scale solar opportunities for the country.
Last year, SWSL became the first Indian company to commission a solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Oman. The Amin Solar Project, with an installed capacity of 125 MWp, is Oman’s first renewables-based Independent Power Project (IPP).
Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited has been executing projects globally and has to its credit more than 10.6 GWp of solar power projects (commissioned and under various stages of construction) in various geographies. This portfolio includes a 1,177 MWp Solar PV plant in Abu Dhabi – the world’s largest single-site solar plant. The Company also manages a portfolio of 8 GWp of O&M projects globally, a testament to its best-in-class services.