Leading South Korean group Kowepo (Korea Western Power) said it has officially signed the contract with Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) for the development of a 500 MW solar plant in the Manah region of the sultanate.

The Manah Solar Power project calls for establishment of a 1,000 MW solar power plant in the Manah region.  In 2019, OPWP separated it into two orders – Manah 1 (500 MW) and Manah 2 (500 MW). Once completed, it will be the largest solar power plant in Oman, reported Business Korea.

The Manah 1 solar power project will be developed by Kowepo and its French partner EDF-R at an investment of $452 million, while Manah 2 will be taken care of by a consortium of Jinko Power from China and Sembcorp from Singapore.

Work on the project will begin in November and is due for completion in March 2025.