“Benban Solar Park” is under construction in Egypt: the largest solar photovoltaic park in the world visible from space. Enerray and Sinapsi in the field for three “Benban” projects with a cumulative capacity of 116 MWp.
Enerray, a subsidiary of Seci Energia and a member of the Maccaferri Industrial Group, has invested in the development of three photovoltaic plants forming part of the “Benban Solar Park”, for which it is also the EPC and O&M Contractor; Sinapsi has been commissioned to supply and commission the photovoltaic monitoring system for the three plants.
A 25 MWp project was developed by Winnergy for Renewable Energy Projects S.A.E., a joint venture company between Al Tawakol Electrical (Gila) S.A.E., Enerray S.p.A. and Desert Technologies Industries Co. Ltd. The second 25 MWp plant was developed by Arinna Solar Power S.A.E., a special purpose company of the joint venture between Al Bilal Group for General Contracts Limited, Enerray S.p.A., Desert Technologies Co. Ltd and Tech Project Development Group Incorporated. Finally, the largest project of 66 MWp, was developed by ARC for Renewable Energy S.A.E., a joint venture company between SECI Energia S.p.A., Enerray S.p.A. and Desert Technologies Industries Co. Ltd.
Sinapsi was responsible for supplying the photovoltaic monitoring system and all the field sensors present in the three plants. The supplied system will allow the visualization of all the data and alarms coming from the devices in the field, through a web server with “scada-oriented” synoptic for the management of the plant. It will also take care of on-site commissioning, for all commissioning activities, and the necessary dedicated assistance.
For the choice and selection of the components of the “Benban Solar Park” plants, the particular climatic conditions of the desert area have been studied in advance, opting for components with mechanical protection against possible dust infiltration.
Once completed, the solar park will have a total expected capacity of 1.8 Gwp and will be able to produce about 3.8 Twh of solar energy by mid-2019, enough to provide clean and cheap energy to more than 350,000 residents of the country.
“The supplier Sinapsi has been selected after a careful process of “vendor qualification” involving several international players. The final choice is SINAPSI, which was able to offer a technical solution that met the standards required by the client and the technical advisors of the Lenders involved in the financing process. Sinapsi was able to guarantee, at the same time, an adequate economic competitiveness. We are pleased to have been able to entrust the supply and commissioning of the SCADA system, fundamental for the functionality of the PV plants, to an Italian company that has been collaborating with our company for many years and we are sure that the success of the previous collaborations set up on the national territory will also be replicated on projects abroad, starting with our initiative in Egypt”. – says Pietro Di Leo, Senior Project Manager of Enerray.
“It is a source of pride and satisfaction for us to have been involved in such an ambitious project – says Marco Gubbiotti, Sales Manager of Sinapsi Srl – The result of years of work has allowed us to bring to the market solutions for the monitoring of high-performance and highly flexible photovoltaic systems. Just the enormous flexibility of our family of ESOLAR systems and the skills of our technicians, allows us to respond in a competitive and effective way to the most articulated needs of our customers. For us and for our partners, the high added value guaranteed through an after-sales service of absolute thickness and the willingness to manage on-site commissioning is fundamental”.