Egypt's Elsewedy Electric to build $45m 20MWp solar plant in Sudan

Egyptian firm's scope of work covers engineering, procurement, installation of entire project located in the capital Juba

The solar project will be built on 25ha of land. [representational image]
The solar project will be built on 25ha of land. [representational image]

Egyptian Stock Exchange-listed (EGX) integrated energy and infrastructure service provider, Elsewedy Electric has won a $45m contract from the Sudan’s Ministry of Energy and Dams to build a 20MWp hybrid solar photovoltaic plant with battery storage system in the capital, Juba.

In a stock market filing, Elsewedy Electric said that the plant will be constructed on 25ha of land near Nesitu County, which is 20km from the South African’s nation’s capital.

The solar project, which is financed by African Export-Import Bank, comprises a 20MWp solar PV park, a 35MWh battery storage system, and an in-house training centre for Jubek state and the entire Equatoria region.

The Egyptian firm’s scope of work covers engineering, procurement, and installation of entire project starting in 12 months from the project’s commencement date, the company said.

According to the firm, the estimated 29 million kWh of clean energy produced by the project will fulfil the energy needs of more than 59,000 South Sudanese homes. The project will reduce 10,886.2 tonnes of CO2 each year.

Speaking about the project, president and chief executive officer of Elsewedy Electric, Ahmed Elsewedy, said: “At Elsewedy Electric, we realised that reliable power and water supply is the key to developing economies and we will deploy all-out global resources in ensuring south Sudan and its people to unlock their full potential.”

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