Greece: GEK Terna to build 50 MW SPPs in Peloponnese

, SEE Energy News

Construction company GEK Terna was selected for the installation of 50 MW in solar power plant in the Peloponnese region by PPC Renewables, the renewable arm of Greek Public Power Corporation (PPC).

The 28.5 million euros worth contract includes the design, procurement, construction, installation and operation of two solar power plants: one with 39 MW installed capacity and the other with 11 MW. The two plants will be located in Megales Lakkes in the municipality of Megalopoli. Capacity for 11 MW plant was secured at the RES tender, while the larger plant will be contracted under a power purchase agreement.

The tender for the Megalopoli solar project, aimed to mitigate the impact of coal phase-out, attracted high interest. Among local bidders were several engineering companies: Intrakat, Aktor, Avax, GEK Terna and METKA, while international participants included French Voltalia and two Chinese bidders: Dongfang Electric and joint venture of Sunel and Shanghai Electric.