Eni to build new solar plants in Tunisia and Pakistan
Post date: 13/03/2019 - 17:45
Italian energy group Eni SpA has begun the construction of two new solar photovoltaic projects in Pakistan and Tunisia. The projects will support upstream operations by providing green energy with an off-grid set up.
The Pakistan plant will be built in close proximity to the Bhit gas field at which Eni is the operator with a 40 percent stake, through its subsidiary Eni New Energy Pakistan. The 10 MW project is expected to produce approximately 20 GWh annually. The output energy will be used on site, reducing gas consumption. The project, expected to be completed by October 2019, aims to integrate the new photovoltaic project with the existing power generating facility. Once operational, it will allow the shutdown of one of the existing gas turbines and consequently to cut down on operational costs.
The Tunisia plant will be built at the ADAM oil concession, at which Eni is the operator with a 25 percent stake, through its subsidiary Eni Tunisia BV. The 5 MW plant is expected to be completed by the end of 2019 and is part of the cooperation agreement with the State Company Entreprise Tunisienne d’Activités Pétrolières (ETAP), active in the advancement of renewable energy projects in Tunisia.