JUWI wins operational management for 85-megawatt solar park in South Africa
On August 1, JUWI took over the technical management of the 85-megawatt De Aar 1 solar farm, located about 500 kilometers north of the South African coastal city of Port Elizabeth. The responsibility for operating the park with the highest possible yield is now in the hands of JUWI. The contract initially runs for five years. It is the largest third-party project to date for the company's O&M division in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, Africa).
"We are very pleased to have taken over the operational management of the De Aar 1 solar park for Solar Capital," says Christos Charalampidis, Head of JUWI O&M for the EMEA region. "Our mission is to operate the renewable energy plants entrusted to us with the highest reliability. The award confirms our high level of competence and reliability."
With the acquisition of the De Aar 1 solar farm, JUWI increases its operational management portfolio in the EMEA region to more than 800 megawatts of capacity.
The Solar Capital De Aar 1 park was commissioned in 2014. The contract details for the operation management services were worked out by JUWI within a few weeks.