Turkey's Desiba Energy to build 20-MW solar farm in Gabon
- Turkish firm Desiba Energy has signed a manage the government of Gabon to set up a 20-MW solar park in the Central African country.
A structure investment agreement with the Gabonese federal government was signed on Monday, Carmen Ndaot, Gabon's Preacher of Industry and National Entrepreneurship claimed in a Twitter blog post.
The supposed Mouila photovoltaic (PV) project in Doubou, Ngounie province, will certainly mark the Turkish firm's very first investment in Gabon. Estimated at EUR 27 million (USD 31.7 m), it is set to be finished in one year.
The bulk of the solar farm's output, coming from 15 MW of its capacity, will be offered to the Energy and Public Utility of Gabon (SEEG) under a contract signed in February.
The project will certainly be carried out in line with Gabon's Transformation Acceleration Plan (PAT) through which the country is aiming to enhance accessibility to electrical power and advertise job production. According to estimates by the World Bank, the nation will require to contend the very least 1,250 MW of power generation capability by 2040 to tackle its electrification concerns.