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December 20, 2021

Benban ARC Solar PV Park, Egypt

By Carmen

Benban ARC Solar PV Park is a 66MW solar PV power project. It is located in Aswan, Egypt. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in August 2019.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Solar PV 66 66 Active Aswan, Egypt Desert Technologies; Enerray; SECI Energia

Description

The project was developed by Desert Technologies, Enerray and SECI Energia. The project is currently owned by Globeleq Africa with a stake of 100%.

Benban ARC Solar PV Park is a ground-mounted solar project which is spread over an area of 0.98 km².

The project cost is $126.1m.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in August 2019.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Egyptian Electricity Transmission under a power purchase agreement. The power is sold at the rate of $0.078kWh for a period of 25 years. The contracted capacity is 50MW.

Contractors Involved

Desert Technologies and Enerray were selected to render EPC services for the solar PV power project.

Wuxi Suntech Power was selected as the supplier of the PV modules for the project. The company provided 197,760 modules each with 330W of nameplate capacity.

The inverters were procured from FIMER for the project.

The project is utilising single axis trackers supplied by Convert Italia.

Desert Technologies, Enerray and Gila AlTawakol Group were contracted to render operations & maintenance services for the project.

About Desert Technologies

Desert Technologies (DT) manufactures and installs solar products and develops solar energy projects. The company operates through DT Labs, DT Energy and DT Services divisions. It produces and supplies PV (Photovoltaic) modules, energy storage systems, solar street light and other solar products through DT Labs segment. DT’s energy division finances, develops, builds, owns and operates utility-scale solar projects; and services division provides PV installation; EV (Electric Vehicles) infrastructure; water treatment; and rural electrification services including operation and maintenance, engineering, procurement, and construction. The company serves industrial, commercial, and government clients in power, water and transport sectors. It operates offices in Egypt, Jordan and Italy. DT is headquartered in Jeddah, Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

About Enerray

Enerray SPA (Enerray), a subsidiary of LT Renewables, is a solar power company. The company designs, develops, constructs and manage utility scale and industrial photovoltaic systems. It offers solar products such as photovoltaic module, electrical panel, AC/DC converter, transformer, meter, Fresnel reflectors, condenser and others. The company’s service offering include project development; engineering, procurement and construction; commissioning; investment; and operation and maintenance of photovoltaic plants. Enerray has operational presence in Brazil, Costa Rica, Jordan, Morocco, Romania, Turkey, the UAE and the US. Enerray is headquartered in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

About SECI Energia

SECI Energia SpA (SECI Energia), a subsidiary of SECI SpA, promotes, develops and manages renewable energy sources. It designs, builds and operates photovoltaic, biogas, biofuels, biomass, energy recovery, geothermal, wind, hydroelectric and thermoelectric plants to generate energy. The company provides engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services; maintenance; power management services including programming and valorization of assets; and energy and environmental securities trading services. SECI Energia is headquartered in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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