Pure Energy LLC builds 109 MW solar plant in Belarus

Belarus’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that Irish developer Pure Energy LLC is currently constructing a 109 MW PV power plant in in the Cherikov District, Mogilev Region, in the east of the country.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei has met with the company’s director Torsten Merkel to discuss on progress of the plant construction, according to a press release.

The project was initially launched in February 2016, when local state-owned press agency revealed that the plant would be built at a cost of 600 billion BYR ($306.6 million). The facility is located on a 200 ha surface near the village of Blizhnyaya Rechitsa and is expected to deliver power to local electric utility Mogilevenergo.

When completed, the power plant will be the country’s largest solar energy project.

Other three MW-sized PV projects are also currently being developed in the Mogilev Region. According to an announcement made by the the local government in May 2016, Germany-based Energy Company GmbH is developing three 1.5 MW PV plants in the village of Nizki.