Sterling and Wilson to Develop Solar Storage Crossbreed Power Plant in Niger

Oct 22, 2020 06:09 PM ET
  • Sterling and Wilson Pvt Ltd (SWPL), India's leading engineering, purchase and construction (EPC) company, today revealed that its Hybrid & Energy Storage department (HES), in consortium collaboration with French EPC company Vergnet and SNS Niger, has authorized an EPC agreement to construct a Solar PV Battery Storage and Diesel Genset based hybrid power plant in Agadez, Niger, in West Africa.

Tendered by The Nigerian Electricity Company (NIGELEC), the project consists of 18.9 MWp solar + 11.55 MWh/3.0 MVA battery energy storage space system (BESS) + 6.54 MVA (2.18 x 3 MVA) diesel generator and 20 kV substation, and evacuation align to the Nigelec Substation in Agadez. The consortium will certainly also be in charge of a two-year procedure and maintenance (O&M) service of the power plant.

The project also consists of the recovery of the electrical network of the city of Agadez, which does not enable the discharge of electrical power to and within the city, and the electrification of the neighbouring hamlet of Tibinitene.

Speaking on the celebration, Mr. Deepak Thakur, CEO-- Hybrid & Energy Storage, Sterling and Wilson, stated, "We are exceptionally delighted to have protected one more respected chance in Africa after efficiently appointing Nigeria's first solar storage hybrid nuclear power plant, which is also Africa's largest battery energy storage space system. Hybrid energy remedies is a substantial possibility as many power generation and distribution firms in position like Africa are relocating into renewables."

"As one of the leading complete EPC solution suppliers around the world, with project monitoring, design and delivery knowledge of over 11 GW of varied power offerings across geographies, in addition to our consortium companions, we are dedicated to provide this project well on-time, fully following the rigorous quality and safety standards," added Mr. Deepak Thakur.