- West Africa Power Authority awards G8 Subsea with an agreement to install 65 MW system at its hydro dam facility
- G8 will install the GPM-65 floating solar system, which features its new generation flotation and high output photovoltaic modules
- The GPM-65 Solar-Hydro System will occupy approximately 350,000m2 of water space close to the Hydro dam vicinity
In an announcement, Singapore-based technology company with global expertise in offshore and marine renewable energy projects G8 Subsea said that the West Africa Power Authority has awarded the company with an agreement (“LOI”) to install a full turnkey 65 MW system at a hydro dam facility.
To initiate logistics and project preparation with West Africa Power Authority operations team, the G8 team, together with local joint venture partner, conducted a site assessment of the hydro dam facility.
The Group will install the GPM-65 floating solar system, which features G8’s new generation flotation and high output photovoltaic modules. This will increase the power production capacity of Hydro Power Plants with an advanced power management system, and also ensure efficient power and load transfer between solar and hydro-power.
The GPM-65 Solar-Hydro System will occupy approximately 350,000m2 of water space close to the Hydro dam vicinity. The system will be incorporated with G8’s marine engineered mooring and flotation technology to cater to different depth variations of the dam throughout the year, and will also feature an advanced power management system with an optional Energy Storage System to integrate the function of solar power and hydropower generation.