ib vogt breaks ground on Benban solar

15 February 2018

At the end of January, ib vogt commenced construction of a portfolio of three additional solar power plants with a total capacity of 166.5 MWp in Benban, Aswan Governorate, Egypt
Project developer, investor and acting EPC contractor ib vogt has begun the construction of a portfolio of three solar power plants with a joint total capacity of 166.5 MWp, awarded under the second round of Egypt’s Feed-in Tariff (FiT) programme. These are the first plants to begin construction in this round. Construction of two of the solar power plants started at the end of January 2018 and building of a third plant will begin at the end of February 2018. The three projects extend over a total area of 270 ha, on which approximately 500 000 solar modules will be mounted on horizontal tracking systems. When the projects are completed in early 2019, over 400 000 MWh of electricity will be produced each year – enough to save 178 000 tonne of carbon dioxide emissions annually. Once connected to the grid, the solar power generated by these installations will be supplied to the state-owned Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) on the basis of a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA).



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