July 28, 2014 - Martifer Solar has built a new PV plant in the Vinnytsia region of Ukraine. The 8MW PV project, called Shargorod, represents one of the most challenging projects to date that the company has successfully completed in the country.
Despite the complex political and economic events that have been unfolding in Ukraine throughout the first half of 2014, Martifer Solar was able to deliver this 8MW plant on time and within 3 months of construction time. The Shargorod plant is located less than 300 km southwest of Kyiv in the Vinnytsia Oblast of Ukraine.
"This new 8MW plant is a significant achievement for the team as it strongly displays our company's ability to adapt and manage complex projects under extreme conditions. In addition, this PV project is one of the first of its magnitude to satisfy the current local-content requirements in place within the country," said Francisco Queirós, Country Manager for Martifer Solar in Ukraine. "We are proud to work closely in our partnership with Rengy Development to maximize the potential for solar development in the Ukrainian market."
"As we maintain our investment and development of solar projects in Ukraine, we continue to rely on the strength and proven talent of Martifer Solar as a partner in the market," said Narek Harutyunyan, Managing Director of Rengy Development. "We have shared several success stories in the Ukrainian market and this 8MW plant surpassed our expectations given the current situation in the country."
Martifer Solar completed the 8MW PV plant on an area of approximately 160,000 m2, using 33,000 modules installed on fixed structures. The Shargorod plant is expected to produce an estimated 9.2GWh/year. With this production capacity, the project will offset 3,855 tons of carbon dioxide on an annual basis, which is sufficient energy to power more than 11,000 inhabitants in the Vinnytsia region per year.
Filinto Martins, Regional Manager for Martifer Solar in Europe, added, "In addition to our work in Ukraine, Martifer Solar is executing a more comprehensive approach to further opportunities in the PV market across Eastern Europe, which will generate future growth for both our company and solar development in the region."