Sources connected to developers at the site confirm the figure has been agreed with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company but said it was still subject to change. The utility is seeking raised contributions from renewables companies to cover what it says were rises in building material costs.
The operations and maintenance and the engineering, procurement and construction arms of PV company Enerray have been sold off by troubled industrial conglomerate Gruppo Industriale Maccaferri for cash, transferring 240 MWp of Italian generation capacity to the management of rival LT Renewables.
In the following interview, Enerray’s business development and sales director, Antonio Capua discusses the current O&M and EPC situation in Italy. Overall, he says there are opportunities to be grasped by those companies that have a proven quality and reliability track record.
The association that represents developers operating at the 1,465 MW solar project in Egypt – due for completion in June – say they have been told nothing about a rumored rise in investment costs caused by more expensive construction materials.
pv magazine recently sat down with Enerray’s Business Development and Sales Director Antonio Capua to discuss the company’s latest plans for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The interview took place at the trade show booth of Agripower, which like Enerray is owned by SECI Energia S.p.A., the energy holding of the even bigger Maccaferri Industrial Group founded in 1879. Maccaferri Group, as well as SECI Energia and Enerray, are all based in Bologna and in 2017 Maccaferri’s overall revenues amounted to over $1 billion worldwide.
Enerray talks to pv magazine about why it has set its sights on the MENAT region. In addition to the many challenges its nascent solar industry presents, there are a host of opportunities ripe for the picking.
Italian developer Enerray is progressing three PV plants in Egypt’s Benban complex. The modules will be supplied by the Chinese manufacturer
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