An initiative to harness the potential of wave energy in the Sultanate of Oman, as a clean and sustainable source of electricity, has been announced.
Spearheading the initiative is the partnership of Norwegian wave energy specialist Havkraft AS and Translucidus, a UK-based consultancy with longstanding experience in Oman. An agreement signed by the two companies will see Translucidus serving as Havkraft’s country representative in Oman.
Given its lengthy coastline overlooking multiple seas as well as the Indian Ocean in the south, Oman is seen as offering promising opportunities for the generation of wave power by harnessing ocean surface waves. This renewable energy, billed as the largest estimated global resource form of ocean energy, can be harnessed for electricity generation, water desalination and water pumping, among other applications.
Announcing the agreement signing, Matt Minshall, Managing Director of Translucidus, said: “Translucidus is delighted to announce the signing of an Agreement with the Norwegian wave energy company Havkraft. Working with Havkraft’s innovative capability and their dynamic team is both enjoyable and meaningful. The supply of clean energy and clean water are two of the most important sustainable development goals we should deliver on, and wave power is an important key to both. We are delighted to be a part of this emerging new sector.”
The partnership will work closely to provide wave energy power systems to Oman – a first for the country. Havkraft is globally recognised for its expertise in harnessing wave power for electricity generation. Its Havkraft N-Class near-shore wave power systems are billed as most suitable wave energy solutions for countries like Oman.
“Oman has an interesting coastline that can be utilized by our wave power plants to create important values for the Sultanate,” said Geir Arne Solheim, Havkraft’s CEO.
According to Minshall, Translucidus’s role in the initiative is to match requirements with capabilities which support sustainability under its signature concept Mayamn, an Oman-based project focused on the sustainable production of potable water.
Minshall, who is also Founder and owner of The Mayamn Water Project, will be making a keynote presentation focusing on case study, titled ‘Collaborative Water and Energy Project for Oman’, during the upcoming Oman Sustainability Week.
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