Majis Industrial Services, Oman’s leading water solutions provider, has signed an agreement with Unicorn International to supply and install a photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant for Majis’ facilities at Sohar Port, at an investment value of RO0.5mn.
Unicorn will install a 1.30MWp PV plant, expected to be operational by the end of 2020, introducing best-in-class solar energy technology to Sohar Port. Unicorn will deploy 3,600 solar modules and 15 solar inverters to generate 2,350mn KWhr of energy per year. The project will save 681,000 cubic metres of gas per year and will result in a reduction of 1,462 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually. The savings will thereby materially reduce the energy consumption of Majis’ operations.
Ahmed Saif al Mazrouy, CEO of Majis Industrial Services, said, “Our agreement with Unicorn International is a critical step in reducing the carbon footprint of our water services in Sohar, while also reducing operating costs. Once installed, the solar facility will generate 6.50MWh energy per day, achieving a carbon footprint reduction equivalent to planting 38,000 trees.”
Ali Abdullah Saif al Maskery, managing director of Unicorn International, said, “Photovoltaic solar power generation is increasingly cost effective and enables businesses to reduce their carbon footprint. We’re pleased to work with Majis to bring our technology to Sohar and to support the company’s goal for delivering low-impact water services to Oman’s most important industries.”