Ternienergia to build the first PV plant of a 320 MW pipeline in Tunisia

Italian solar developer Ternienergia Spa signed a contract worth of approximately $12.5 million for the construction in Tunisia of an industrial scale photovoltaic plant for a total capacity of 10 MW, on behalf of the state owned utility Société Tunisienne de l’Electricité et du Gaz (STEG). According to the company, this is the first PV plant of utility scale to be built in Tunisia as part of a government pipeline called »Tunisia Solar Plan« for a total of $1 billion and with a total capacity of 1 GW, promoted by Selon Climate Action, the Directorate General for Energy of the Tunisian Ministry of Energy and Mining, which involves the installation of 320 MW of plants within STEG and 680 MW promoted and developed by private investors.
Location of the plant is Tozeur, about 450 km from Tunisi close to the Sahara desert. The order includes the full EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) activity, with the supply of PV modules and inverters. The construction will start by the end of March and is scheduled a timeline of twelve months for the completion of the plant. The project includes major civil works and an area, with 6 small plants, for experimenting innovative technologies and solutions.

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