PV system integrator Phoenix Solar Yenilenebilir Enerji A. Ş. has been awarded an order by a consortium led by Akfen Renewable Energy to build a solar PV power plant with a total capacity of 11.2 MW.
The power plant is already the second utility-scale project in cooperation with the Turkish company Akfen, as Phoenix Solar AG reported on Monday. A first governmentally licensed 9 MW PV plant in Elaziğ, Turkey, also on behalf of Akfen Renewable Energy, was commissioned in November last year.
The company, headquartered in Munich, Germany, will carry out all engineering, procurement and project management tasks including supervising the construction. Construction of the new PV plant in Amasya in Northern Turkey, close to the Black Sea, will begin in March and is scheduled to be completed in September. After the commissioning Phoenix Solar will also be in charge of operation and maintenance.
In pursuit of its strategy to strengthen its position on the Turkish market, Phoenix Solar established a subsidiary in Ankara. The company, under the name Phoenix Solar Yenilenebilir Enerji A. Ş, will be in charge of customers in Turkey and adjacent markets.
“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,” said Robert Moreau, Senior Vice President Middle East Region at Phoenix Solar AG. For this purpose, the local team of engineers was complemented with additional staff, the PV system integrator from Munich explained.
By Johannes Muth