Phoenix Solar to build 11.2 MWp photovoltaic power plant on behalf of Akfen Renewable Energy in Turkey
Phoenix Solar Yenilenebilir Enerji A. Ş., Ankara, the newly established Turkish subsidiary of Phoenix Solar AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU93), a leading international photovoltaic system integrator listed in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, has been awarded an order by a consortium led by Akfen Renewable Energy, the energy arm of a leading Turkish conglomerate, to build a photovoltaic power plant with a total capacity of 11.2 MWp in Amasya in Northern Turkey, close to the Black Sea. The contract was signed after the successful commissioning of the first governmentally licensed project built in Elaziğ, Turkey, also on behalf of Akfen Renewable Energy.
Phoenix Solar will carry out all engineering, procurement and project management tasks including supervising the construction, which is due to begin in March. Completion is scheduled for September, 2017. After the commissioning Phoenix Solar will also be in charge of operation and maintenance. The electricity with an expected output of over 17,000 MWh p.a. will be sold to the grid. Phoenix Solar establishes subsidiary in Turkey In pursuit of its strategy to be close to its customers and to offer services through local subsidiaries Phoenix Solar has now established a subsidiary in the Turkish capital, Ankara. Under the name of Phoenix Solar Yenilenebilir Enerji A. Ş., the new company will be in charge ofcustomers in Turkey and adjacent markets. The local team of engineers, who had carried out the recent projects in the region was complemented with additional staff, covering all core processes in Phoenix Solar’s efficient operations, aiming at turnkey delivery of high quality solar photovoltaic power plants on time and on budget.
“We are more than pleased that such a renowned customer as Akfen extends its confidence by awarding us this second utility-scale project within less than one year”, Robert Moreau, Senior Vice President Middle East region at Phoenix Solar AG said. “The move to establish a fullyfledged subsidiary confirms our claim to gain and maintain a leadership position in Turkey and is a token of our confidence that we will be able to sustainably expand our business in this fast growing market and the entire region.”