Petroleum Development Oman and GlassPoint Solar have announced plans to build one of the world’s largest solar power plants. Miraah will be a 1,021‑MW solar facility in south Oman, harnessing the sun’s energy to produce steam. The steam will be used in thermal enhanced oil recovery (EOR) to extract heavy and viscous oil at the Amal oil field Power for EOR is currently being provided by burning natural gas. The first module is expected to be finished by 2017.
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