Oman’s Authority for Public Services Regulation has granted approval for state-offtaker Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) to float the Manah I and Manah II solar projects to international investors.

Located 150km south of Muscat, the two 500MW Manah solar projects are slated to begin commercial operations in mid-2025. Once operational, they will bring Oman’s solar PV capacity to 1.5GW, following the August 2021 start-up of the 500MW Ibri I facility (MEES, 12 November 2021). Oman plans 2.45GW renewables by end-2026 (MEES, 8 July 2022). (CONTINUED - 161 WORDS)