Steag-SENS and KGAL expand construction project for Sicily to 690 MW
Post date: 18/02/2021 - 09:30
German Steag Solar Energy Solutions GmbH (SENS) and KGAL Investment Management GmbH & Co. KG aims to expand its solar projects in Sicily. The plants were originally planned to have a total capacity of 440 MW. According to an earlier announcement, this involved a total of six solar parks in the provinces of Palermo and Trapani. Now another 250 MW are to be added. The yield is forecast at more than 1,400 GWh per year, which will be fed into the grid.
Steag's Italian subsidiary SENS Italia is acting on behalf of KGAL as EPC and service contractor. Construction of the first sections is scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2021, planning and preparatory measures are currently underway.
In addition, two further joint projects with a total capacity of 40 MW are to be built at two locations near Granada and Almeria in Spain. The development and implementation will be managed by Steag Solar Energy Solutions Iberica, based in Madrid and Seville. After completion, Steag will also operate and maintain the plants. Output will be 84 GWh per year.
SENS' goal is to install solar power plants with a cumulative capacity of 500 MW in the Spanish market. By 2023, it is expected to exceed an installed capacity of two gigawatts in Italy and Spain, the company said.