• The Ministry of Energy and Dams of Sudan has contracted Elsewedy Electric of Egypt for a solar and storage project
  • Elsewedy Electric will build the plant with 20 MW solar PV and 35 MWh BESS near Nesitu County
  • The $45 million project is backed by the African Export-Import Bank and is among the ‘largest battery storage PV proejcts in Africa’
  • Elsewedy Electric is eyeing a completion date of 2020 to deliver the project on turn key basis

Egyptian energy infrastructure company Elsewedy Electric will be building a 20 MW solar PV plant and 35 MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) in Sudan after it won the contract for the project from the country’s Ministry of Energy and Dams. The hybrid power plant, also comprising an in-house training center serving Jubek state and the entire Equatoria region, will be located near Sudan’s Nesitu County.

In its stock exchange filing about the project, Elsewedy said the plant will be built with an investment of close to $45 million, and backed by the African Export-Import Bank. It calls the project one among the ‘largest battery storage PV projects in Africa’.

Under the contract signed with the ministry, Elsewedy will provide its EPC services to build the proejct on 250,000 m2 land to be delivered on turnkey basis. Grid connection is planned by 2020.

The Egyptian company says the plant is expected to generate around 29 million kWh of clean power annually which will be enough for over 59,000 homes in South Sudan.

In September 2019, South Sudan Electricity Corporation invited individual consultants to help it prepare a renewable energy development program and bidding framework (see South Sudan RE Project Management Consultant Needed).

In August 2019, Elsewedy Electric and EDF Renewables commissioned two 65 MW solar power plants at the Benban Solar Complex of Egypt (see 130 MW EDF & Elsewedy PV Projects Online In Egypt).