Thirty companies from Aswan started implementing solar energy projects with the feed-in tariff scheme in Benban, Aswan, after their documents were reviewed by Hassan Allam, who is responsible for managing services at the project site.
Hossam Allam, chief executive officer of Hassan Allam services, said that 30 companies from Benban were nominated to work on the implementation of the project services and the services were awarded to them, in accordance with the requirements and standards. If the service costs exceed EGP 100,000, this service will be offered in a tender to all companies.
He explained that the services provided by companies include the construction of fences, land settlement, provision of food, and labour for projects, the provision of water, and the removal and recycling of hazardous waste.
Hassan Allam won the contract for management of services and facilities for solar energy projects in Benban, after competing with a number of local and international companies in the tender put forward by the investors in these projects.
The number of companies participating in the first and second feed-in tariff projects is about 32 companies, aiming to implement projects to produce solar power with a capacity of 1,500 MW, through solar stations with capacities ranging from 20 to 50 MW.
In a parallel context, XD-EGEMAC will finalise the delivery of the last power plants of Benban, to transfer energy produced from solar projects, to be launched next week.
XD-EGEMAC contracted with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) to supply transformer substations in Benban, to transfer the electricity generated from the solar energy projects, at a cost of EGP 650m.
The EETC obtained the cost of the substations from the investors, as part of the cost-sharing agreement, which is one of five agreements signed by investors in the project.
Cost-sharing includes participation in the cost of linking the planned solar power stations to the national electricity grid and the infrastructure works in Benban, Aswan.