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Oman Plans to Install Offshore Wind Farms in Arabian Sea

  • Feb 26, 2020
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OilandGasMiddleEast.com

Oman reportedly is planning to build offshore wind farms in the Arabian Sea, a plan that complements the countrys desire to install and increase high power generation capacity from renewable resources, Kallanish Energy learns.

H.E. Salim al Aufi, Omans undersecretary in the Ministry of Oil & Gas, said the country has intended for a long time to build offshore wind farms and expects to announce the settlement of the plan along with other announcements within 2020.

The sultanate will be conducting a study on how offshore wind speeds would help generate energy, the newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat reported. Suitable locations will be identified to improve wind power efficiency using this data.

Estimates are average wind speeds of nearly 10 meters per second at a height of 100 meters have been observed at certain near-shore areas in Omani waters, rivaling the wind speed observations in the North Sea.

Sources told Asharq Al-Awsat Oman is aiming for renewables to provide 30% of the countrys energy mix by 2030, which is roughly 4,800 megawatts.

Currently, the country is tendering for solar energy totaling 1,700 MW and procurement of another 2,600 MW to be added in the pipeline.

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Jalaludin Hashim's picture
Jalaludin Hashim on Feb 27, 2020

If I were to make a choice, I would prefer the, "New Generation Hydro". No dams required, only Feeder Reservoirs. As we are dealing with Water Pressure,(Like Water-Jet Functionality), where the turbine blades would be bombarded with a powerful source of water. This would result in less usage of water, differing from the normal hydro. Spent water would be cycled back to the Feeder Reservoir through a pump actions. This, would help cook the area. 

By using pipings, water could also be transported into inland areas and thus creating pockets of reservoirs. These reservoirs could be used to generate electricity!

Ñow people could switch back using generators but without the fuel, but water!

Thanks & Regards.

Matt Chester's picture
Matt Chester on Feb 27, 2020

Is there any reason such hydro can't be used in conjunction with the offshore wind? They could work well as complements, since wind is intermittent and that type of hydro is more dispatchable. 

Jalaludin Hashim's picture
Jalaludin Hashim on Jul 29, 2022

ELECTRIC VEHICLES (EV).

* It is good to have the EV, designed to be moved by the Atmospheric Air.
* One do not need the oil and gas.
* One do not need any battery either.
* One could afford to travel for an unlimited journey.
* Lighting, could be provided during camping.
* Could readily behave like mobile generator set.
* Could help improve the air in the atmosphere from pollution.
* Could even help inflated tyres.

HOW?

* Get a storage compressed air cylinder with >8 Bar pressure, in it (manufacturer installed). This cylinder, must have a pressure meter to indicate and monitor, the pressure in the cylinder. It must also have a pressure regulator mounted, in order to control the pressure output, from the cylinder. The compressed air pressure output, is then connected via a high pressure flexible, reinforced silicone rubber tubing, to the high pressure firing nozzle, aimed at the rotor blades of the generator.

* The generator, must be able to work very fine, in order to supply power to the whole system in use.

* Immediately, when pressure is released from the storage cylinder, the compressor pump, too, would be activated.

* Massive external air, would be sucked into the system. Air is taken in, through, twin vortex fixtures, through the spiral barrel, through a checked valve and to another high pressure firing nozzle. So, there are two firing air input to the generator blades.

* As the rotor of thr generator, are enclosed in an airtight, there is no way the used air, could escaped, except through two ports. One, going back to the storage cylinder through a checked valve, to be reused again. And the other has to go through another pressure regulator, then through another pressure regulator, through water filter, and be released as clean air.
Regards,
Jalaludin Bin Hashim.

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Julian Silk on Jul 29, 2022

Oman seems to be a special case, in that the World Bank reports there is no hydroelectricity generation at all. The Wadi Dayqah Dam seems to be the only possible candidate, and its use is discussed in https://www.researchgate.net/publication/352681952_Harnessing_Hydro_Powe...

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