30th of October 2019
Author | Ivan Shumkov
October 30 (Renewables Now) – Thai solar company Helios Energy Co has signed an agreement with the Ministry for Innovative Development of Uzbekistan to build a 110-MW solar plant in the region of Sirdarya.
Helios Energy has agreed to oversee the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work on the project, which involves the installation of about 220,000 photovoltaic (PV) panels across an 80-acre site.
The company said in a statement that this solar plant will supply power to a hotel and casino complex already under construction in the region. It expects to begin cable laying activities early next year and have the plant up and running by late 2023.
Just a month earlier, Helios Energy announced a similar deal for the construction of a 40-MW solar park in the economic free zone of the city of Namangan, eastern Uzbekistan. Now, the company unveiled it has a memorandum of intent with the Uzbek government to expand the Namangan site to a total of 360 MW. Moreover, it has two fixed rate power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 590 MW in Thailand.
Uzbekistan has pledged to develop up to 5 GW of solar capacity by 2030, Helios Energy noted.