Phoenix Solar Yenilenebilir Enerji A.Ş., the newly established Turkish subsidiary of Germany’s Phoenix Solar AG, said March 20 it was awarded an order by a consortium led by Akfen Renewable Energy, the energy arm of Turkey’s Akfen Holding, to build a photovoltaic power plant with a total capacity of 11.2 MWp in the Black Sea
province of Amasya.
The contract was signed after the successful commissioning of the first governmentally licensed project built in the eastern province of Elazığ, which was also on behalf of Akfen Renewable Energy.
“We are more than pleased that such a renowned customer as Akfen extends its confidence by awarding us this second utility-scale project within less than one year,” said Robert Moreau, senior vice president of the Middle East region at Phoenix Solar AG.
“The move to establish a fully-fledged subsidiary confirms our claim to gain and maintain a leadership position in Turkey and is a token of our confidence that we will be able to sustainably expand our business in this fast growing market and the entire region,” he added.
Phoenix Solar, an international photovoltaic systems integrator headquartered in Sulzemoos in Munich, will carry out all engineering, procurement and project management tasks including supervising the construction, which is due to begin in March, a statement said.
The completion is scheduled for September, it added.
After the commissioning, Phoenix Solar will also be in charge of operation and maintenance. The electricity with an expected output of over 17,000 MWh p.a. will be sold to the grid.