In order to help their European solar power generation efforts excel, Prime Sun Power has appointed a team of 12 engineers to manage and supervise Prime’s PV power plant projects. Led by Dimitris Kazantzis, who will soon be appointed to the board of directors for Prime and will serve as chief operations officer, the team is governed by the terms of an agreement with Hellenic Technologies, which will see the group work solely for Prime.
Olivier de Vergnies, Prime’s CEO, commented, “I am pleased to work with our new team of engineers and I am confident that, with their capabilities, we will be able to execute our projects in a precise timing, with efficiency and profitability for the best interests of our shareholders. We are recruiting other staff members to complete our team by June 2010.”
Over the next two years, the team is expected to double in size and will focus in four main areas. The first will focus on the preparation of requests for proposals for engineering, procurement and construction, operation and maintenance, engaging security contractors and coordinating RFP responses. Next, the team will focus on contractor qualifications, selection, negotiation and technical contracts finalizations.
This will be followed by the design of overall command and control systems of the PV power plants and coordination of the operating and maintenance planning. Finally, the team will handle project management for Prime, which includes system design authority, supervision and EPC contractors, reporting of projects, acceptance of EPC contractor works, technical claims and issues, supervision of maintenance and operation, training and the handover after the grid connection.
Through 2013, Prime is looking to develop, build and operate 500MW of PV power, one-third of which are anticipated to be through third-party investors.