Commissioning for the project Daraw PV plant in Benban photovoltaic complex

Commercial operations for the Daraw PV plant, the second of the 6 parks they are building in the Benban photovoltaic complex, all of them with Gamesa Electric equipment.

Located in Egypt and with a total power of 1.8 GW, Benban is currently the largest photovoltaic complex under construction in the world, and subject to extreme environmental conditions, with ambient temperatures that can reach 47ºC. We were awarded the supply of a total of 300 MW.

We have recently completed the start-up and production tests PR (Performance Ratio tests) of this project so we can announce the acceptance by the customer of the plant.

For this second project with a total power of 50 MW, we supplied 11 photovoltaic solar stations of 5 MVA. Each of these stations has 2 of our highly efficient PV 2500 solar inverters, which scores one of the highest performance records in the market (99.0% maximum performance, 98.8% European performance), and withstands extreme temperatures of 50ºC without derating.

Each of these stations also includes the step-up transformer and the medium voltage protection switchgear. All these integrated into a 40-foot ISO maritime container, with all the interconnections made and tested in the factory, for ease of both field assembly and installation.

The total 300MW (400MWp) of this project will generate 870GWh / year, reducing the emission of CO2 by around 350,000 tons/year.

Thank you very much to all of you who have participated in this project.