Lukoil energises 20-MW solar park at Russian oil refinery

Image by: Hevel LLC (www.hevelsolar.com).

May 26 (Renewables Now) - Russian oil and gas giant Lukoil (MCX:LKOH) has commissioned a 20-MW solar power plant in an unused location on the territory of its oil refinery in Volgograd region.

This new facility represents the second phase of a project that initially added 10 MW of solar power generating capacity. Both solar parks, totalling 30 MW, will be operated by a separate renewable energy division of Lukoil, according to the announcement.

The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work was carried out by local group Hevel. It also supplied and installed the solar modules for the project.

The new plant will produce 24.5 million kWh of power a year and thus offset 12,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually.

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