Oman is set to commence work on its first wind-power project, according to a governmental official, reports Trade Arabia.

The project, called Harweel, will be built in the Dhofar Governorate and will be operational within two years.

It is a joint initiative between the government-owned Rural Areas Electricity Company (Raeco) and UAE’s Masdar. Upon completion, it is projected that it will generate up to 50 MW of power or 50% of the Dhofar Governorate’s winter demand, ZAWYA reports.

“Under a power purchase agreement with Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP), Raeco will be operating the project. This project can be called an excellent example for Oman and UAE collaboration,” the official said.

The project will include 25 turbines spread over 200,000 square meters.