G8 Awarded LOI By West Africa Power Authority

G8 Selected For Next Generation 65 MW Floating Solar System In West Africa

G8 Awarded LOI By West Africa Power Authority

While G8 will be installing a 65 MW system at hydro dam facility in West Africa, the company’s expertise in marine construction and floating solar engineering is bound to provide a high-quality solution with the latest technology to integrate solar & hydropower to increase renewable energy production in Africa. (Photo Credit: G8 Subsea)

  • 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.

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