RenewableEnergyResources in Oman 9.3 Wind Power Project It is recommended to implement a small pilot wind farm project in order to give demonstration the performance of the modern wind turbine technology under Omani conditions and to evaluate the interaction between the turbines and the grid. Technology The wind farm should consist of five 2 MW wind turbines with hub height of approximately 80 m and rotor diameter of 90 m. Wind turbine specifications: Description Unit WT Capacity MW 2.0 Tower height m 80 - 85 Rotor diameter m 90 Generator Type of power regulation Asynchronous pitch Rated generator voltage Volt 690 Wind farm specifications: Description Unit Plant Capacity MW 10 Number of Wind Turbines 5 Layout wind farm Micro siting Wake losses % 2 -5 % Life time Years 20 The wind farm should be connected to the high voltage grid system in Dhofar. The total power capacity of the Salalah system is 350 MW. The 10 MW wind farm capacity will be 3 % of the total power capacity in the Salalah power system. Page 130 of 134 .
RenewableEnergyResources in Oman Location The project should be implemented in the Thumrait/Quiroon Hariti area where the highest wind energy potential in Oman is observed. Exact locations of the individual turbines should be made based on detailed micro siting. The landscape in this area is suitable for erection of wind turbines. There are no vegetation or obstacles. Fig. 9.1 Representative landscape in the Quiroon Hariti area Page 131 of 134 .