Scottish oilfield services group helps bring Egypt’s largest solar power plant into operation

The Benban solar power station is located in Aswan province, near the eponymous dam on the River Nile
The Benban solar power station is located in Aswan province, near the eponymous dam on the River Nile

A Scottish oil-to-renewable energy services conglomerate has recently supported Egypt’s largest solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant to commercial operation.

The 64.1 MW Infinity 50 Solar Park, which is located in Aswan is part of the Benban solar development complex.

It is expected to produce over 110,000 MWh per year – enough electricity to power almost 69,000 homes.

On completion, the £70 million Benban Solar Park will become one of the world’s largest solar generation facilities.

Wood Group’s renewable energy team acted as technical advisor to the banks which provided the finance for the solar project, undertaking pre-construction technical due diligence and construction monitoring through to commercial operation.

8 Jun 2018

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