Construction starts on Kuwait Energy Park

December 15, 20150 Comments

117609220Construction work has started on Kuwait’s Shagaya renewable-energy park, starting with a photovoltaic plant.

The solar facility, being constructed by Spain’s TSK Electronica y Electricidad and local construction company Kharafi National, will form part of the park that’s being built about 100 kilometers (62 miles) west of the capital, Kuwait City.

The photovoltaic plant will have a 10-megawatt capacity and should be connected to the grid in the first half of 2016, according to TSK. The park’s first phase will also include a 50- megawatt solar thermal plant.

Kuwait has set a target of producing 15 percent of its energy needs from renewables by 2030. The Shagaya facility is being developed by the country’s Ministry of Electricity and Water and the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, which in September signed a contract with Gijon, Spain-based TSK for the initial solar elements for 362 million euros ($399 million).

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