Asunim Turkey connects 24MWp licensed systems for Akfen Renewable Energy.
After major references in industrial solar rooftop and utility scale PV systems and the successful commissioning of two previous licensed systems (8MWn and 9MWn), Asunim is now the top EPC runner on licensed systems in Turkey. With the provisional acceptance of two 10MWn (24MWp) licensed systems owned by AKFEN Renewable Energy in Konya, Ereğli, Asunim has now taken a top position with an EPC track record of 37MWn licensed systems installed in 2018 alone.
From the beginning of the project, UL, TÜV and ARUP – All independent Auditing Firms, supervised the projects 3 on behalf of International Finance Cooperation (IFC) and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). All project design and engineering services were provided by Asunim’s experienced in-house European Engineering Department including supervision during system implementation.
“We lead the Licensed Solar Power Plants Segment”
Umut Gürbüz, Founding Manager of Asunim Turkey, stated that “We already lead on rooftop solar power plant projects and in addition to that, we have constructed and commissioned 4 of the ten existing licensed solar power plants in Turkey which makes us the leading Turkish company on licensed projects”.
Mr. Gürbüz also mentioned “Among others, there were ample criteria under the topics engineering, finance, health and safety and environmental impact and we accomplished full performance under all of them. The project was successfully executed with the participation of several international consultants, IFC and EBRD partnership and ownership of Akfen Renewable Energy and we would like to thank all involved for their participation and trust in Asunim. We used the best and most reliable products available in the market by providing the most sophisticated engineering and operation services and the project is concluded in full compliance with European standards. We are also very proud that we finished this high-quality project on time and on budget.”
The Solar Power Plants are divided in two projects with 12 MWp each. Throughout 25 years of operation, they will generate approximately 1TWh of electricity and avoid the emission of 0.6 million tons of CO2. These systems were built on 362.000sqm land and from start to finish concluded in 6 months. Made in Turkey Phono Solar Panels, ABB Inverters and Stäubli anti rodent cables were among the main components on this project. Operation and Maintenance Services will be covered by Maxima Energy that already manages a growing portfolio above 200 MW. Maxima is a separate O&M company of Asunim that was set up to manage long-term O&M responsibilities and provide services for Solar power plants built by 3rd parties. Maxima also secured the operation and maintenance of the 154KV substation that integrates these two licensed solar power plants with the national grid.
About Asunim Yenilenebilir Enerji Teknolojileri İnş. Müh. San. Tic. Ltd:
The Turkish Group company of Asunim is based in Ankara and operates as EPC, Project developer and consultant with focus on project legalization, engineering, component supply and the execution of photovoltaic power plants in the Turkish market and greater region. It belongs to the Asunim Group with current further subsidiaries in Portugal, Spain, Dubai and the United Kingdom, accumulating a current track record above 950MW.
About Maxima Enerji Sistemleri Teknik Servis Ve Taahhüt Ticaret A.Ş.:
Maxima is based in Ankara, Turkey and operates as an O&M company with focus on PV project operation and maintenance of Asunim’s own EPC portfolio and third-party system customers in the Turkish market and greater region. It belongs to the Asunim group. Many years of experience flow into Maxima fine-tuning and detecting errors, leading to drastic increases of energy yield on existing solar power plants.