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Ingeteam has been awarded the inverter supply and commissioning contract for the largest PV project in Europe

Ingeteam has been awarded the inverter supply and commissioning contract for the largest PV project in Europe

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  • The Mula project (Murcia) has an installed power capacity of 500 MWp.
  • This contract involves the supply of 238 PV inverters and the work to unload, position, install, connect and commission 74 inverter stations.
  • Thanks to this project, by the end of 2018, Ingeteam will reach 2 GW supplied and 900 MW maintained in the PV sector in Spain.

Ingeteam: Ingeteam has secured the supply and installation contract for Europe’s largest PV project. The Mula PV plant, located in the south-east of the municipality of Mula in the region of Murcia, will have an installed power capacity of 500 MWp, which will make it the largest PV plant in Spain and in Europe as a whole.

Thanks to this new contract, by December Ingeteam will reach the figure of 2,000 MW in PV inverters supplied to the Spanish market. Added to this milestone are the 900 MW of PV power maintained by Ingeteam in Spain.

It is estimated that, by the end of 2019, the plant could be fully operational, through the access and connection point at the El Palmar substation, a strategic hub for the power transmission grid in Murcia.

Covering a surface area of almost 1,000 hectares, similar to around 2,000 football pitches, the Mula solar plant is calculated to produce more than 750 million kWh per year, providing sufficient energy to supply a city of 450.000 inhabitants. The scale of the project makes this a unique initiative for the region, positioning Murcia as a leading renewables producer at a global level.

Delivery has already started on the total of 238 central PV inverters to be supplied by Ingeteam, all with 1500 Vdc technology. Moreover, the supply is not limited to the PV inverters, but covers the complete medium voltage solution, the Inverter Station. This solution comprises all the low and medium voltage equipment required (LV/MV transformer, MV switchgear, LV switchboard and auxiliary services transformer), which is connected in the field to the PV inverters.

Apart from the supply of equipment, Ingeteam is to perform the work to unload, position and connect the 74 inverter stations, in addition to the commissioning and electromechanical installation work.

This new contract strengthens Ingeteam’s position in Spain, where the company is set to close this financial year with a total of 2 GW of power supplied and reaching a figure of 900 MW of maintained power in the Spanish PV market. This figure consolidates the company’s global leadership position in the provision of power plant Operation & Maintenance Services, with 12 GW.

Scope of supply

  • 74 inverter stations fitted with all the necessary equipment to inject medium voltage power: PV inverters, LV/MV transformer, medium voltage switchgear, auxiliary services transformer and low voltage switchboard.
  • Two hundred and thirty-eight 1500 Vdc photovoltaic inverters, each with a rated power output of 1690 kW, pertaining to the INGECON® SUN PowerMax B Series family.
  • Work involving the unloading, positioning, installation and connection of the PV inverters.
  • Commissioning and electromechanical installation of 74 inverter stations.

 Ingeteam

Ingeteam is a leading company specialising in the design of power and control electronics (frequency converters, process automation and control systems), electric machines (generators and motors), electrical engineering and generating plants. To date, Ingeteam has supplied 50 GW in power converters for renewable energy plants and is amongst the TOP 10 companies dedicated to the operation and maintenance of renewable plants, with a portfolio of 12 GW.

The company operates in all continents, and has a headcount of 3,750 employees around the world. Ingeteam invests 5.5% of its annual turnover in R&D, which is the backbone of the company’s business activity.

Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network

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