Gestamp Solar signs a contract with Kuwait Oil Co. to install 10 MW in Kuwait
(Madrid, 2nd October 2014) Last August Gestamp Solar signed a USD 28 Million contract with Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), an important oil company headquartered in Kuwait. It is a subsidiary of the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, the Government company and is the world's fourth-largest oil exporter. The object of the contract is the engineering, the construction and the operation and maintenance of a the first utility scale photovoltaic plant in Kuwait called Umm Gudair Field a name which honors the region where it is located.
It is Gestamp Solar first project in Kuwait and in the Middle East and it is forecasted that this new development will be completed about the middle of 2015. The facility has a peak power of 10 MW with over 32.000 modules and 12 transformation centers. It is estimated that the annual production will be 17.600 MWh/year avoiding to the atmosphere the emission of 9.100 tons of CO2.
For this project Gestamp Solar has had the collaboration of Solar Steel by Gonvarri as a supplier of one axis tracker, because it has an extensive international experience, but also a high production capacity and a wide knowledge on metal structures for solar photovoltaic technologies.
About Gestamp Solar
Gestamp Solar, the photovoltaic energy division of Gestamp Renewables, is focused on the development, construction, operation and maintenance of solar power plants in the United States, India, South Africa, Latam, China, Japan, Italy, France and Spain. To date it has developed over 500 MWs of solar energy projects.
About Solar Steel by Gonvarri
Solar Steel by Gonvarri (www.gsolarsteel.com) is the solution for the solar market. Because of our capacity and experience of our production plants, GSS is able to provide unique quality assurance based on our automation expertise. Since our inception, each unit focuses on specific solutions for each technology, with the philosophy of continuous improvement and implementation of automated processes with high added value allowing for economies of scale in the largest solar plants. Since then, we have participated in projects to develop new structures, managing to optimize weight and cost, providing proven process technologies in other sectors and collaborating with leading technologists in creating improved products. Likewise, it supports the solar energy plants with both steel structure supply from its factories in Spain, the United States and South Africa and the structures assembly.