Italian renewable energy specialist and PV systems integrator TerniEnergia has announced the establishment of a subsidiary in Cape Town, South Africa.
TerniEnergia South Africa will be 100% owned by TerniEnergia, and its establishment is in line with the company’s international development strategy, which has also seen the establishment of a Polish arm and a Greek office. The South African subsidiary will carry out all the firm’s activities in South Africa and neighbouring countries.
TerniEnergia South Africa has already been selected as the EPC provider for the first phase of the construction of a 9.5MWp PV plant at the Upington airport in the Northern Cape of South Africa. The project is scheduled to connect to the grid by the end of October 2013.
In addition, TerniEnergia South Africa was involved as EPC and operations and maintenance contractors in the preparation of technical and financial offers for the development of seven new plants which have a total capacity of 280MWp.
TerniEnergia has already been active in the South African market prior to the establishment of its South African subsidiary. In July the company began building a 10MW solar power plant in the country.