Germany's ib vogt achieves COD of 116-MWp solar farm in Malaysia

Oct 26, 2022 04:31 PM ET
  • Germany's ib vogt GmbH claimed on Wednesday that its 116-MWp Coara Marang solar farm in Malaysia had actually gotten to commercial operation date (COD) simply over a month ago.

The Berlin-based solar designer executed the project as part of an alliance with Malaysian companion Coara Solar Sdn Bhd. The duo were successful in finishing the competitive bidding process held under Malaysia's 3rd Large Scale Solar (LSS3) programme to secure the Coara Marang development.

In June 2020, the project partners authorized a 21-year power acquisition arrangement (PPA) with Malaysian utility Tenaga Nasional Bhd (KLSE: TENAGA) to supply the solar farm's output, which is estimated at around 230 GWh each year, ib vogt said.

Coara Marang is a power plant geared up with approximately 216,800 bifacial solar modules placed on single-axis trackers. It spans 245 hectares (605.4 acres) of land located in Marang, Terengganu, in the north-east of peninsular Malaysia. An additional one of the plant's attributes is that it was constructed to incorporate elevated trackers, drainage systems and also retention ponds to ensure that the site can endure monsoon floods without any possible damage, according to ib vogt.

The German designer, which supplied the EPC solutions, will certainly be in charge of the asset management.

"We are thrilled to finish our first significant project in Malaysia and bring the country closer in the direction of their renewable energy objectives. Not just is this a wonderful technical accomplishment constructed specifically for this environment however shows ib vogt's commitment and also goals in the APAC market as well," included Anton Milner, Managing Director of ib vogt.

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