Elsewedy Electric has signed a contract with South Sudan’s Ministry of Energy and Dams to construct hybrid solar and storage system valued at approximately $45 million.
The project will be built on a 250,000 square meter site near Nesitu county, 20 kilometres from the capital city of Juba, and is expected to begin operations in 2020.
The project will consist of a 20MW-peak solar photovoltaic park, a 35MWh battery storage system, and an in-house training centre to serve the state of Jubek and the entire Equatorial region.
Elsewedy Electric’s scope includes construction and engineering, procurement and installation on a turnkey basis, and is expected to be completed less than a year after work commences.
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The project features the first of its size and structure Finance by the African Export-Import Bank (Afrimexbank) in this ambitious oil-rich country with unique economic potentials.
The estimated annual 29,000,000kWh of clean energy produced by the project will power more than 58,000 South Sudanese households while avoiding more than 12,000 tons of CO2 a year and should contribute significantly to the electrification of the capital and its region.
“It is a privilege being selected by the esteemed government of the Republic of South Sudan to deliver this project, which shall be one of the largest battery storage solar photovoltaic projects in Africa,” Ahmed Elsewedy, CEO of Elsewedy Electric, said in a statement.
“The support of the Afrimexbank was significant to conclude this contract which will help South Sudan to tap its incredible renewable resource potential and deliver significant economic, social and environmental value.
At Elswedy Electric, we realized that reliable power and water supply is the key to developing economies, and we will deploy all our global resources in ensuring South Sudan and its people to unlock their full potential; same as we will do in all countries we operate in.” Ahmed added.
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