M+W Group sets up large photovoltaic power station in Central Italy
14.5 megawatt (peak) output – Electricity from solar power for around 6,000 households
The global engineering and construction company M+W Group (until 2009: M+W Zander) has won an order to plan and build a large photovoltaic power park in Central Italy. The plant to be delivered as a turn-key plant will have a maximum output of 14.5 megawatt (MWp) and is to be set up in the province of Macerata (region of Marche). It is anticipated to be connected to the national grid by the end of 2010.
The future photovoltaic power plant will have an annual output of around 18,900 megawatthours of electrical energy, and will therefore be able to provide some 6,000 households with environmentally friendly solar energy. Compared with electricity produced from coal, this will mean a saving of about 13,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year.
Together with planning and construction, M+W Group’s scope of supply also includes support for official approvals that are already available. The property and project rights have been secured by M+W Group for 20 years. Around 72,500 multichrystaline photovoltaic modules are being used that are assembled across a 50 hectare area. Numerous grid-connected inverters will ensure that the direct current produced by the modules is converted into grid-connected alternating current.
About M+W Group (www.mwgroup.net): M+W Group (until 2009: M+W Zander) is the leading global partner for engineering, construction and project management in the fields of Advanced Technology Facilities, the Life Science Industries, Energy & Environment Technologies and High-Tech Infrastructure. From concept development to turnkey services the company manages projects of all sizes ensuring flexibility, rapid realization and cost-effective completion. With its competence to link process technology, automation and complex facilities to integrated solutions M+W Group primarily focuses on leading electronics, life science, photovoltaic, chemical, automobile and communication companies, as well as research institutes and universities. M+W Group GmbH is the holding company with headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. In 2009 M+W Group generated an order intake of 1.56 billion euros and revenues of 1.27 billion euros with a workforce of approximately 4380 employees.
M+W Group is owned by the Austrian Stumpf Group that is globally successful in the areas of High-Tech Engineering, Smart & Renewable Energy, Real Estate and Technology Investments.
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