Omexom Portugal and RWE sign an EPC contract
Omexom Portugal signed an EPC contract with RWE for the construction of a photovoltaic power plant with a capacity of 44 MWac (49 MWp). The solar plant is located in South of Portugal, in Morgavel, Sines, on an area of about 100 hectares. The construction has already started and the full operation of the plant is expected in 2023.
RWE, the owner and operator of the Morgavel photovoltaic plant, is one of the leading companies in the field of renewable energies. The company is operating photovoltaic plants worldwide – including Limondale, which is with a capacity of 249 MWac one of the largest solar farms in Australia.
“Together with Omexom we will install more than 91,000 bifacial modules, which will produce enough green electricity to supply the equivalent of approximately 42,000 Portuguese homes. Once completed in 2023, this project will further strengthen our already strong renewables footprint on the Iberian Peninsula and will make a substantial contribution to reach the local climate targets.”
President and Managing Director of RWE Renewables Iberia
A project using the latest technologies
The construction will take place in the sunny region of Sines, with around 3,000 hours of sun per year, one of two Green Hydrogen valleys projected for Portugal.
This solar plant will use latest technology bifacial modules and single axis tracker, central inverters and will be executed with the highest security standards.
The bifacial technology allows to produce electricity from both sides of the panel, which makes it more efficient.This technology is mainly used on fixed structures or with tracking, with an inclination between 30° and 60° to ensure a slight additional production of the rear side.