France’s Voltalia to provide services to investor in 2.5 MW solar plant in Albania

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TIRANA (Albania), February 28 (SeeNews) – Paris-based renewable energy producer Voltalia said it will provide construction, operation and maintenance services to an investor client for a 2.5 MW solar plant to be built near Albania’s southwestern city of Fier.

“Construction of the solar plant is expected to start in the coming weeks, with a commissioning date expected by Q3 2019 at the latest,” Voltalia said in a statement earlier this week.

“The broad geographical coverage of our services activities enables us to detect and seize opportunities in many nascent markets, Albania being one of them,” the CEO of Voltalia, Sebastien Clerc, said.

With growing needs and a power mix almost entirely dependent on hydro, Albania is looking to quickly diversify into other renewable energy sources with a particular focus on solar and wind capacities, Voltalia noted.

Voltalia produces and sells electricity generated from wind, solar, hydro, biomass and storage facilities, with a total capacity of 911 MW either in operation or construction. The company is also a service provider, assisting its investor clients active in renewables at each project stage - from conception to operation and maintenance.

The company operates in 18 countries on 4 continents and employs some 550 people.

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