TerniEnergia signed today a contract worth of approximately $12.5 million for the construction in Tunisia of an industrial scale photovoltaic plant for a total capacity of 10MW.
In particular, this is the first PV plant of utility scale to be built in Tunisia as part of a government pipeline for a total of 1 billion USD and with a total capacity of 1GW (Tunisia Solar Plan), promoted by Selon Climate Action, the Directorate General for Energy of the Tunisian Ministry of Energy and Mining, which involves the installation of 320MW of plants within STEG and 680MW promoted and developed by private investors.
The partnership between STEG and TerniEnergia, developed as part of a public-private arrangements strategy in the renewable energy and energy efficiency, will provide also a training program for staff and technicians of the same STEG.
The plant will be installed in locations Tozeur, about 450km from Tunisi close to the Sahara desert. The order includes the full EPC activity, with the supply of PV modules and inverters. The construction site will start by the end of March and is scheduled a timeline of twelve months for the completion of the plant.The project includes major civil works and an area, with 6 small plants, for experimenting innovative technologies and solutions.
In the construction site will be active more than 200 workers, involving local companies and suppliers. There will also be a technological collaboration with Steg Energies Renouvelables. The Board of Directors of TerniEnergia will proceed to the establishment of a stable organization aimed at the realization of the projects in Tunisia.