Gamesa Electric, a subsidiary of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, announced this week that it has been awarded a contract to supply six solar projects to be developed in Egypt worth a total of 400 megawatts (MW).The Spanish-based solar manufacturer announced on Wednesday that it had been awarded a contract by Norwegian solar developer Scatec Solar to provide 66 of its 5MVA PV Solar Power Stations for six separate projects located the Aswan region in Egypt.
The six projects will supply a total of 400 MW as part of a large-scale Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) signed between Scatec Solar and the Egyptian government. The projects are part of Egypt’s renewable energy Feed-in Tariff program that aims to deliver total solar capacity in the country between 2.3 gigawatts (GW) — 2 GW of which will be centralized solar PV projects.
Gamesa Electric will supply 66 of its Solar Power Stations for a total of 132 high-efficiency Gamesa E-2.5 MVA-SB-I PV Inverters at 1500Vdc. In addition, each Solar Power Station will include an integrated step-up transformer and a medium voltage protection switchgear, and Gamesa will also supply a Power Plant Controller to coordinate the response of the PV inverters.
Normally thought of in terms of its parent company, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, one of the world’s leading wind turbine manufacturers, Gamesa Electric is the solar arm of a company which has been looking to branch out into solar for the last year or so.