TerniEnergia has won a new contract worth about $8m to construct an industrial scale photovoltaic plant in Zambia with a total capacity of 34MW.

With this new industrial agreement, TerniEnergia strengthens its leadership role in the construction of large plants for the production of energy from solar source in Africa, after about 150 MW installed in South Africa, the opening of a subsidiary in Mozambique to participate in international tenders and the order for a project in Egypt for further 47 MW.

The Company also ensures continuity with multi-year preparatory activities for the development of new plants and the operation and maintenance (O&M).

Industrial size, operational capacity, the experience and the expertise to adapt to international challenges, are the competitive advantages that the Company is able to deploy in a continent like Africa with great potential for the development of renewables.

In particular, TerniEnergia is positioned consistently in the African Continent to intercept the opportunities of growth in the sector, driven by the increase in energy demand in emerging countries, new international policies on containing the "global warming" and, above all, from the increased investments in the sector.

The Zambian plant will be installed in in Lusaka in the homonymous province, covering an area of about 50 hectares.. The contract includes the EPC activities without the supply of modules, inverters, trackers, photovoltaic modules and inverters.

At the construction site will be active at full capacity about 150 workers for the installation of about 106,260 poly modules of 320 W power. It will be provided 2.550 kg of carpentry steel frames and the laying of 960 km of electric cables.