Company appointed to build solar and storage project for Egypt gold mine
6 May 2021
Germany’s Juwi has been awarded a contract to install an off-grid solar project plus battery storage project for Egypt’s largest gold mine
Germany’s Juwi has been awarded a contract to install an off-grid solar project plus battery storage project for Egypt’s largest gold mine.
Juwi will install a 36MW photovoltaic (PV) solar plant and a 7.5MW battery storage project for the Sukari mine, which is located near the Red Sea. The mine is owned and operated by the Egyptian government and Australian mining company Centamin.
The project is due to be operational by July next year. The solar installation is expected to reduce consumption of the off-grid mine’s diesel power plant by 22 million litres of fuel a year.
The project will use bifacial solar PV modules and a single axis tracking system to benefit from the high solar radiation levels at the site. Juwi Hybrid IQ micro-grid technology will be utilized to integrate the solar and battery system into the off-grid network and support the operation of the existing diesel power station.
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