Mytilineos bags 100-MW Uzbek solar EPC deal from Total Eren
Total Eren's Kiamal Solar Farm in Ouyen, Victoria. Image by: Mars.
June 9 (Renewables Now) - Greek industrial conglomerate Mytilineos SA said on Tuesday it has secured a contract to build a 100-MW/131.3-MWp solar park in Uzbekistan on behalf of French independent power producer Total Eren.
The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) order was awarded to the Greek company’s Renewables and Storage Development (RSD) division and covers works related to Total Eren’s Truly photovoltaic (PV) park near the city of Samarkand. Apart from building the power plant, Mytilineos will take care of installing a high-voltage substation.
Construction works are already ongoing and power generation will be launched at the end of 2021. A total of 3,644 trackers, 625 string inverters and 295,000 bifacial PV modules will be used.
Once up and running, the solar farm is expected to produce 270 GWh of power annually, or enough to cover the consumption of about 140,000 local residents. The output will be sold to the National Electric Networks of Uzbekistan under a 25-year contract, Total Eren said last month after securing EUR 87.4 million (USD 106.4m) in debt financing.
Mytilineos noted it has been engaged in two of Total Eren’s projects in Kazakhstan -- the 28-MWp Nomad and the 100-MWp M-KAT.
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