Toyota Tsusho to build 25MW solar park in Benin

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Toyota Tsusho Corporation (“Toyota Tsusho”) has announced the conclusion of a contract with the Beninese Electricity Production Company, under the Ministry of Energy and Water, for the construction of a 25 MW solar power plant in the Pobè region of the Republic of Benin. The project is the first large-scale renewable energy power plant construction project in West Africa by a Japanese company.

Toyota Tsusho has been involved in expanding renewable energy generation in Africa, including the completion of a geothermal power plant that is the largest power provider in Kenya (total of 280 MW) in 2015 and the start of commercial operation of a wind power project in Egypt (total of 262 MW) in 2019.

Benin is aiming to install a total of 150 MW of solar power generation facilities by 2026.

The 25 MW solar power plant, one of the largest in Benin, will be constructed in the Pobé region together with RMT, a German EPC company: a subsidiary of the EIFFAGE Group. Construction work is scheduled to be completed in 2024.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal


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