Belectric completes Israel’s 120 MW »Zeelim« PV plant

Belectric Solar & Battery GmbH from Kolitzheim, Germany together with the EPC Division of Solel Boneh have completed Israel’s largest solar project. With an installed capacity of 120 MW the solar plant will produce more than 220 GWh of green electricity per year. Belectric, in cooperation with Solel Boneh Ltd. through an integrated EPC Joint Venture, has provided a turnkey system for the large-scale PV plant, which was built near the village of Zeélim. The plant reached commercial operation Mid October. The owner is Shikun & Binui Renewable Energy Ltd., which is the renewable arm of Israel’s infrastructure and real estate group Shikun & Binui.
The Zeélim project was constructed by the subsidiary Belectric Israel through an integrated EPC Joint Venture with the EPC Division of construction and civil engineering company Solel Boneh. In addition, Belectric Israel in cooperation with Solel Boneh through an integrated EPC Joint Venture has been appointed as a service provider for the operation and maintenance of the utility scale PV plant. The long-term service contract includes remote power plant monitoring, regular inspections and on-site support in the event of a fault. During the first years of operation, the O&M contract will be subcontracted to the owner, Shikun & Binui.
Except for Zeélim solar farm, Belectric has already realized 24 solar projects in the country with a total capacity of around 270 MW since 2013. Israel targets to generate ten percent of its electricity by renewable sources.

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