Photovoltaic solutions for mining companies
We have recently signed a contract with a major African mining company to be the property engineer and therefore oversee the entire mine energy conversion process. The goal for 2030 is to achieve clean energy, moving away from the conventional. This is a project that we are facing from a new perspective for the company, as we will be the main responsible for supervising, controlling and defining the technical criteria that must meet both the project and the EPCistas.
In this process, we will be responsible for carrying out the design of the photovoltaic installation that will hybridize with a storage system with batteries, to guarantee the supply demanded by the Client. In addition, as specialists in photovoltaic solar energy, we will also be the Technical Consultant responsible for the entire bidding process. From the preparation of the technical-economic documentation, evaluation of proposals and EPC candidates, technical specifications of the equipment, to the advice on the contracting process of the EPC company.
We will assist our Client as a Consultant and Specialized Advisor, during the bidding, contracting, execution, initial operation and commissioning phases of the installation. For this, we will have specialized personnel and our proven experience in photovoltaic and storage works. In words of our General Manager, Francisco Fernández del Pino, “this type of work represents a new professional challenge for our company, because we are able to adapt ourselves to the new challenges of the market, with the peculiarity of working in Africa, an emergent and very demanding market for any company”.
Our strengths are backed by more than fifteen years of experience in successful photovoltaic projects, our international footprint and more than 23GW of technical consultancy in photovoltaics. To date, we have performed different works, including detailed engineering, commissioning and quality control, on four African projects: Lesedi and Letsasi in South Africa; Mont Choisy in the Republic of Mauritius and Mocuba in Mozambique, recently inaugurated. Among them, we have already added nearly 200 MW in the African continent. Also, we have carried out more than 58 Due Diligence projects, production studies and project’s engineering. These plans can produce enough energy to meet the energy demand of thousands of households.
For the professional team involved in this new project, collaborating in the energetic transformation towards a cleaner energy that allows development is, together with an important professional challenge, a personal satisfaction.
The process will begin in September, expecting to finalize contractor selection by early 2020.