Elsewedy Electric T&D (EETD) were recently awarded for building 20MWp PV with 35MWh storage in Juba, South Sudan.
Asunim and I-kWh formed a consulting consortium supporting EETD to implement a large-scale PV system and provide renewable electricity to South Sudan. Both Asunim and I-kWh have extensive experience on their field, implementing well-performing PV systems and utility scale electricity storage systems.
The project will consist of a 20MWp solar photovoltaic park, a 35MWh battery storage system to serve the state of Jubek and the entire region. It will be one of the largest storage projects implemented in the African continent and a first for South Sudan, almost doubling total grid-connected electricity generating capacity of the young nation that is currently 100% dependent on Oil imports.
Asunim UAE, a subsidiary of well-known Asunim Group with 6 offices in different countries and a total track record of 1GW Solar provides project dimensioning, engineering, electrical project, product verification and on-site supervision services for this important milestone project in Sudan.
Asunim group director Andreas Schuenhoff stated: “We are honoured by being selected for this particularly important landmark project in Africa and delighted to work together with our consortium partner I-kWh and for our customer EETD. The Juba PV project is very important, not only because it is one of the largest PV systems in Equatorial Africa, but also because it integrates state of the art storage technology, energizing the whole region 24/7 and stabilizing the grid. This project demonstrates yet again that solar is reliable and affordable in all parts of the world. With this project, EETD are targeting to provide electricity to the South Sudanese people of which 90% currently do not have access to electricity and to reduce the CO2 emissions of a heavily oil dependent country.
I-kWh managing director, Aaron Astley expressed: “The project in South Sudan will be a first for energy storage applications in the region and will set a new benchmark in terms of PV+Storage projects. We are excited to be working with great organisations such as EETD and Asunim to support the infrastructure development of South Sudan.” I-kWh will be bringing their expertise of energy storage and management systems to provide clean, reliable power to the city of Juba.
Mohamed Shiha, the Technical Director of EETD added that the estimated 29 million kWh of clean energy produced by the project will fulfil the energy needs of more than 59,000 South Sudanese homes. The project will avoid emissions of an annual 10,900 tons of CO2.
The plant will be constructed on land near Nesitu County, which is 20km from the capital, Juba.
About Asunim UAE:
Asunim Solar LLC in UAE is a project integrator (EPC) for solar photovoltaic systems and part of the international Asunim group. Asunim Solar LLC focuses on the GCC countries market and MENA region with a special focus on the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Oman which are the fastest developing countries for solar systems in the region, and important key markets in the solar business.
With more than 15 years of experience in the PV field, Asunim maintains an advanced engineering department and currently contributes to multiple international projects diverse in nature, size, and complexity.
i-kWh is the leading intelligent energy solutions and consultancy provider to the renewable energy industry.
A respected consultant to global developers, institutional financiers and contractors across the Middle East, Africa, and South-East Asian. Their team brings over 30 years and 1GW of experience to the renewable energy and control system industry.
Specialize in the hybridization of tradition fossil-fuel derived power generation through use of green generation such as solar, wind and thermal.
About Elsewedy Electric T&D
Elsewedy Electric creates sustainable projects in energy and infrastructure that enable businesses, communities and regions to thrive. Listed on the Cairo stock exchange since 2006, the hallmarks of our approach are holistic, start-to-finish solutions and an unswerving commitment to excellence.
After a successful implementation of 4 different licensed PV systems and numerous unlicensed systems over the last decade in Turkey, Asunim is delighted to announce being contracted to implement this very important new system, adding it to its growing references of its EPC and Operation and Maintenance portfolio.
Asunim is a highly active, reliable, and consistent EPC company in the Turkish solar market and has signed the EPC contract for 31.5MW licensed PV system with Artıbir Enerji.
The dedicated international engineering team of Asunim has a long track record of successful systems design and implementation, using cutting-edge 3D modelling and simulation software to correctly elaborate extremely important shading and counter slope calculations.
Managing partner of Asunim Turkey, Mr. Umut Gürbüz stated: “Artıbir Enerji is a very active energy investor worldwide and we are delighted that after an intense selection process they have selected Asunim for the EPC. Their system is an extremely important reference for us and shows us that our approach to EPC in Turkey is well established. Like all our other projects, this system features the best industrial equipment and we employ top notch engineering, installation, operation, maintenance and monitoring according to highest standards of European norms and many years of experience.
The system is estimated to generate up to 46.7GWh electricity per year and will be one of the biggest PV projects in the country. Operation and Maintenance activities will be covered by Maxima Enerji, affiliate O&M Company of Asunim and leader in O&M activities, managing our whole portfolio and systems built by third parties totalling 270MWp”.
The licensed system, with a capacity of 31.5 MWp, will be installed in Antalya Province, Turkey. Project planning, engineering steps and system installation are scheduled to be concluded within the next 5 months.
Asunim, with international representations in several other markets, is currently one of the leading EPC companies in Turkey and has so far concluded large scale projects of 240MW with a separate and clear structure committed for long-term O&M commitments.
About Asunim Yenilenebilir Enerji Teknolojileri İnş. Müh. San. Tic. Ltd.
The Turkish Group company of Asunim is based in Ankara and operates as EPC, Project developer and consultant with focus on project legalization, engineering, component supply and the execution of photovoltaic power plants in the Turkish market and greater region. It belongs to the Asunim Group with current further subsidiaries in Portugal, Spain, Dubai and the United Kingdom, accumulating a current track record above 950MW.
About Maxima Enerji Sistemleri Teknik Servis Ve Taahhüt Ticaret A.Ş.
Maxima is based in Ankara, Turkey and operates as an O&M company with focus on PV project operation and maintenance of Asunim’s own EPC portfolio and third-party system customers in the Turkish market and greater region. It belongs to the Asunim group. Many years of experience flow into Maxima fine-tuning and detecting errors, leading to drastic increases of energy yield on existing solar power plants.
About Artıbir Energy
Artıbir Energy is a company oriented for domestic and international renewable energy investments.
Asunim was honored with the “Top Brand PV Turkey 2020” certificate by EuPD Research confirming its reputation for quality EPC services.
Asunim provides turnkey installation service in the field of photovoltaic solar energy through its offices in different parts of the world, with its experience and numerous international references that have been successfully completed; It has been awarded the “Top Brand PV Turkey 2020” certificate in the “EPC” category by EuPD Research, a globally recognized authoritative research institute.
A First in Solar Energy Sector in Turkey
The certificate is accepted as a worldwide leader in the “Top Brand PV 2020” for providing the necessary criteria EPC in Turkey and the first and only company to receive this award by EuPD Research.
EuPD RESEARCH annually conducts surveys among installers in global markets as part of the Global PV Installer Monitor and makes an independent assessment of the perception of many brands. As a result of these evaluations, the best brands receive the “Top Brand PV” certificate in various categories.
In Turkey, the Global PV Installer Base on the results of the survey of installers in the various countries of the Monitor’s European product and service quality, reliability and the EPC category The evaluation of consumer satisfaction, “Top Brand PV Turkey 2020” were awarded certificates.
Emphasizing that Asunim have experience in the international arena since 2005, Turkey’s Founding Partner of Asunim, Mr. Umut Gürbüz stated that “Asunim Turkey has been a pioneer on various occasions and a leader on the innovation of PV systems in Turkey. The Top Brand PV Turkey 2020 certificate granted to our company by the world-renowned EuPD in the EPC category made us all proud and motivated for our future work. “
Umut Gürbüz, Asunim founding partner, took part in the special session of GENSED, attended by more than 200 participants on the 2nd day of the 12th International Energy Congress and Fair.
In the session, Mr. Gürbüz emphasized the importance of SPP in industrial roofs and how to make quality and correct EPCs on roofs. “Rooftop solar systems require experience, are more difficult than ground mounted solar systems in many areas, especially in design and installation. As a company with extensive international experience in the field of rooftop solar systems, we offer tailor-made solutions for roofs of all types and challenges.”
Mr. Gürbüz also said, “With the recent increase in electricity prices, the costs of photovoltaic systems decreased. Thus, industrialists reached the point of producing for self consumption at very attractive prices. The industrialist can install a solar power plant on the roof of the plant and reduce its monthly consumption from monthly production, and if the monthly production is too high, it can generate additional income by selling this excess electricity to the grid.”
Mr. Gürbüz talked about the standards that must be followed in the whole process from design to installation, testing and maintenance of photovoltaic systems, he also mentioned occupational health and safety issues.
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12th EIF Energy Congress will be in Ankara.
Has become Turkey’s biggest mixed energy event. Since the beginning of EIF Congress, has brought local and foreign sector leading professionals, foreign ministers and foreign investors together in an international platform.
Saudi Arabia, Iraq, the United States of America, NCTR, Somalia, Libya, Sudan, and Mozambique Ministers of Energy participated in opening speeches and ceremonies of this congress.
Last year, 200 speakers, and 14.000 delegations participated the congress dedicated to the energy sector.
Energy efficiency, energy storing, digitalizing, smart networks and electric cars will be topics discussed.
EIF 2019, will be closely monitored by national and international media organizations with live streams.
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Umut Gürbüz, Managing Partner of Asunim will be the Keynote Speaker in Turkey Energy Forum, held on 2-3 October at İstanbul Shangri La Hotel.
Industrial Roof Top Solar Opportunities in Turkey will be discussed in the panel.
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