Petroleum Development Oman and GlassPoint Solar have started construction of their jointly-owned 1-gigawatt solar thermal project in Oman.
The Miraah project is located at the Amal oilfield in southern Oman. “Miraah will be 100 times larger than our solar pilot at Amal, which has been operating successfully for nearly three years now,” said Rod MacGregor, president and CEO of GlassPoint. “The pilot was built safely, on time and on budget, providing invaluable experience to ensure we achieve this same success with Miraah at commercial-scale.”
The will start operating in 2017.