JGC to build Pacifico Energy's 258-MW solar park in Japan
Solar installation in Japan. Author: Official U.S. Navy Page. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic.
Japanese engineering group JGC Corp (TYO:1963) will be the one to build Pacifico Energy KK’s 257.7-MW direct current (DC) Sakuto mega solar power plant in Mimasaka City, Okayama Prefecture.
JGC announced on Friday that it will provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the scheme. It expects to complete the job in the autumn of 2019.
The company pointed out it plans to become even more active in the fields of renewable energy generation and construction. It is already involved in a biomass project in Japan and a number of other solar developments. JGC has also operated two solar plants.
Pacifico Energy, which is owned by Virginia Solar Group, announced the start of construction on the particular project late last month. Once completed, the facility is expected to produce 290 million kWh of electricity per year, which will be sold to Chugoku Electric Power Co (TYO:9504).