Sterling and Wilson to Build Solar+Storage Hybrid Power Plant in Niger

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  • Solar EPC, Sterling and Wilson Pvt Ltd (SWPL), has announced that its Hybrid & Energy Storage division (HES) has signed an EPC contract to construct a solar-diesel-storage power plant in Agadez city of West African country Niger.
  • The other players in the construction consortium partnership are French EPC, Vergnet and SNS Niger.

Tendered by The Nigerian Electricity Company (NIGELEC), the project consists of 18.9 MWp solar and 6.54 MVA (2.18 x 3 MVA) diesel generator capacity. The storage component will be an 11.55MWh/3.0 MVA battery energy storage system (BESS). Setting up a 20 kV substation and evacuation line up to the Nigelec Substation in Agadez is also under the work scope.

In a statement, SWPL said its “Hybrid and Energy Storage division (HES), in consortium partnership with French EPC company Vergnet and SNS Niger, has signed an EPC contract to construct a solar PV battery storage and diesel genset based hybrid power plant in Agadez, Niger, in West Africa”

The consortium will also be responsible for a two-year operation and maintenance (O&M) service of the power plant.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal


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