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February 22, 2022

Umm Gudair Field Solar PV Park, Kuwait

By Carmen

Umm Gudair Field Solar PV Park is a 10MW solar PV power project. It is located in Al Ahmadi, Kuwait. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in October 2016.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Solar PV 10 10 Active Al Ahmadi, Kuwait X-ELIO Energy

Description

The project was developed by X-ELIO Energy and is currently owned by Kuwait Oil.

Umm Gudair Field Solar PV Park is a ground-mounted solar project which is spread over an area of 37.6 hectares.

The project generates 17,600MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 5,167 households, offsetting 11,440t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $99m.

The project consists of 32,450 modules.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in October 2016.

Contractors Involved

X-ELIO Energy was selected to render EPC services for the solar PV power project.

The project is utilising single axis trackers supplied by Solar Steel Gonvarri Industries.

X-ELIO Energy is the O&M contractor for the solar PV power project for a period of 5 years.

About X-ELIO Energy

X-ELIO Energy SL (X-ELIO), formerly Gestamp Solar, is a renewable energy company. The company constructs, design, develops, installs, finances and operates solar photovoltaic plants. It offers services such as site selection, feasibility studies, project definitions, construction, transport and assembly, negotiations and project legalization. X-ELIO also provides monitoring, operation and maintenance, project design and investment analysis services. The company is owned by Brookfield Renewable Partners LP and KKR & Co Inc. It has operational presence across the Americas, Africa, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Europe. X-ELIO is headquartered in Madrid, Spain.

Methodology

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