Miraah, GlassPoint's $600 million 1 GW thermal solar EOR project is about to begin generating steam at 300 °C to flush out heavy oil from Oman's Amal oil field for Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) the Sultanate's largest hydrocarbons producer. Unlike other CSP developers who leverage the heat of the sun [...]
Kuwait is currently finalizing tender terms for a solar CSP EOR plant of capacity up to 100 MWth at Ratqa oilfield, and to launch the tender later this year. Industry sources say that some 11 CSP companies have pre-qualified to bid on the tender. Click to read the news [...]
Translated as 'mirror' in Arabic, Miraah is a proposed 1,021MW solar thermal facility to be located in South Oman, and expected to be one of the world's biggest solar plants. Construction of the plant commenced in October 2015, while operations are scheduled to begin in August 2017. The thermal energy [...]
Replacing gas with sunshine for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) is a cost-effective solution. This is the key message of US-based company Glasspoint, which has mobilised the biggest investment ever in a solar steam-producing unit in Oman. State-owned Petroleum Development Oman is building a concentrating solar thermal collector field called [...]
GlassPoint Solar, the leading supplier of solar to the oil and gas industry, is showcasing its proven solar technology that generates steam for heavy oil production at the SPE Heavy Oil Conference and Exhibition 2016 in Kuwait. In addition to being a gold sponsor of the conference and a major [...]
GlassPoint brings to ADIPEC a chance to experience a 3D Virtual Reality tour of Miraah Concentrated Solar Power plant
GlassPoint Solar, the leading supplier of solar to the oil and gas industry, is demonstrating its proven solar technology at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC). Exhibiting alongside its global partner Royal Dutch Shell, GlassPoint is giving visitors a chance to experience a virtual reality tour of [...]
GlassPoint Solar, the leading supplier of solar to the oil and gas industry, recently participated in the SolarPACES 2016 Conference that was held in Abu Dhabi. GlassPoint took home the “Technology Innovation Award” for its enclosed trough technology, which is being deployed at gigawatt scale on an oilfield in the Oman [...]
GlassPoint Solar, the leading supplier of solar to the oil and gas industry, today announced it was named as one of the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers, a selection of the world’s most innovative companies. GlassPoint was selected by an expert committee for its development of a solar energy solution [...]
Dutch-based greenhouse builder Kubo Group has been selected by GlassPoint Solar to provide high-tech greenhouses for the Miraah project — one of the world’s largest solar plants being developed jointly with Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) in the southern part of the sultanate, said a report. Kubo, acclaimed for its cutting-edge [...]
GlassPoint Solar, a leading supplier of solar to the oil and gas industry, was recently honoured at the Middle East & North Africa Solar Conference and Expo 2016 (Menasol) held in Dubai, UAE. GlassPoint Solar received the title of ‘CSP Technology Innovation for Middle East and North Africa (Mena)’ for [...]
One gigawatt concentrating solar thermal project for oil production establishes oil industry as the next major market for solar energy.
Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) would build the Middle East's largest solar power plant in a $600 million deal with California's GlassPoint Solar to reduce pressure on its natural gas reserves.
Miraah (meaning mirror in Arabic) will be a 1,021 megawatt solar thermal facility in south Oman, harnessing the sun’s rays to produce steam.