According to media reports, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) is set to finalise the main construction contract for a pilot wind farm to generate electricity for the oil sector by Q3 2023. A source quoted by Zawya said that the bid submission is ongoing, and the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract is expected to be awarded in early September 2023. Through this initiative, KOC aims to explore the use case for wind energy to power oilfield operations in the Ratqa oilfield. The pilot project will feature wind turbines up to a height of over 50 meters with a generation capacity of 3.4-3.6 MW.
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