Oman CEC to generate all its own electricity with new solar rooftop

The Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC) has signed an agreement with TotalEnergies Renewables Distributed Generation Middle East & Africa (DG MEA), a wholly owned affiliate of TotalEnergies, to develop a rooftop solar photovoltaic project able to produce over 7,000 megawatts-hours (MWh). Venue management hopes the collaboration will  make OCEC Oman’s premier green venue.

The 4.6 megawatt-peak (MWp) solar rooftop is expected to providing sufficient energy to cover the OCEC’s annual electricity consumption.

The initiative, supported by OMRAN Group, will see TotalEnergies Renewable DG MEA help deliver a project that bolsters OCEC’s commitment to reducing its carbon impact on the environment in accordance with the government’s target of Net Zero emissions by 2050.

Eng. Said Al Shanfari, OCEC CEO, stated: “We are grateful to be working closely with OMRAN and TotalEnergies Renewables DG MEA on this project, enabling us to achieve our net carbon objectives and become a green venue in the region. Thanks to this new initiative, we will not only host events, but also lead by example in the field of sustainability. This project echoes other initiatives created at the OCEC, via the OCEC Green Team, to reduce our impact on the environment.”

Mohamed Tribak, Middle East and North Africa Zone Director at TotalEnergies Renewables DG MEA added: “The collaboration between TotalEnergies REN DG MEA and OCEC demonstrates our company’s capabilities and commitment to support our valued partners in their energy transition. This milestone reinforces our pioneering position in the development of sustainable energy sources for businesses in Oman.”