GlassPoint completes first block of giant Miraah solar plant

GlassPoint Solar, a leader in solar for the oil and gas industry, has announced the successful completion of the first block of its giant Miraah solar plant, located at the Amal oilfield operated by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO).
“Our work was completed safely, on schedule and on budget, and we began producing steam in early September. We are now working alongside our partners at PDO on integrating the plant with the Amal steam network,” the company said.
PDO selected GlassPoint to build Miraah following the success of its pilot plant in Oman, where it demonstrated the reliability and cost effectiveness of its solar thermal technology for oilfield applications. “We’re using proven oil and gas industry best practices for executing large-scale EPC projects. Miraah is built using a sequenced deployment process which divides the construction process into standardised, easily repeatable steps.
Specialised teams move from block to block completing a specific task—like greenhouse glazing or the installation of our lightweight parabolic mirrors—optimising the process along the way to speed deployment, control costs and ensure consistent quality.
We are also proud to note that we crossed the threshold of one million man-hours without a lost time injury and continue to build on that safety record,” said GlassPoint. Construction of Miraah’s remaining 35 blocks is progressing on schedule.