Petroleum Development Oman published in a statement that, its 100MW, Amin Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Plant has now cognizable a key milestone with the open of commercial operations. The project location is near Nimr which is around 300km northeast of Salalah, is supplying power to PDO’s internal operations. As per the report, the project is successfully commissioned three months further of the program and passed the acceptance test procedures. Earlier, PDO assigned a project based on an Independent power plant (IPP) model to the consortium of Marubeni Corporation (Japan) as the lead founder, Oman Gas Company S.A.O.C, Bahwan Renewable Energy Company LLC of Oman, Nebras Power QPSC (Qatar) and financed by Bank Muscat SAOG. The contract to build, finance, develop, operate and maintain the photovoltaic plant was assigned in January 2019 to Amin Renewable Energy Company S.A.O.C, an exclusive purpose company founded and developed by the consortium. Amin independent power plant (IPP) is also the first utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Oman and has one of the world’s lowest rate at the time of assigned for such a project, which limit 23 years. The installation constructed and commissioned in record time, just below 12 months after signing the EPC contract, providing initial power during PDO’s electrical grid in March 2020. The EPC Contractor of the project was Sterling & Wilson Solar (India). The Project is the larger single-unit solar ground in the world to use bifacial modules, which produce lower heat and can bear with the desert temperature instability.