ANKARA: Phoenix Solar AG (ETR:PS4) has been awarded another utility-scale solar project by Akfen Renewable Energies in Turkey, of 11.2 MWp this time, the German developer said today, and also announced the establishment of a local subsidiary. A consortium led by the energy arm of Akfen Holding has selected Phoenix Solar to take charge of all engineering, procurement and project management activities, including construction supervision, and to operate and maintain the power plant in Amasya. Construction will start this month, while completion is planned for September. The photovoltaic (PV) park in Northern Turkey will generate over 17 GWh per year.
In November, Phoenix Solar announced the grid connection of a 9.1-MWp governmentally licensed solar farm in Eastern Turkey for Akfen Renewable Energies. It partnered with Asunim Yenilenebilir Enerji Teknolojileri on that project. On announcing the new Akfen project today, the German company also said it has established a subsidiary in Ankara — Phoenix Solar Yenilenebilir Enerji AS — to cater to customers in Turkey and adjacent markets. Robert Moreau, senior vice president Middle East, said the move confirms Phoenix Solar’s intention 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.”