March 30 (Renewables Now) – Juwi Hellas, a unit of German renewables developer Juwi Group, has officially put on stream 8.6 MWp of solar parks in Greece for a unit of oil refiner Hellenic Petroleum SA (ATH:ELPE).
Juwi Hellas was in charge of building, commissioning and bringing the three plants into commercial operation on behalf of Hellenic Petroleum Renewable Energy Sources SA. It handed over the facilities to the owner at the end of February.
Two of the plants, with capacities of 4 MWp and 1 MWp, were connected to the grid in October 2017 at the industrial areas of Thessaloniki and Kavala, respectively. Commercial operations were launched in December. Early in February, Juwi Hellas hooked to the grid the last of the three parks — a 3.6-MWp plant at the Industrial Area of Aspropyrgos in Athens.
Juwi Hellas will operate and maintain the photovoltaic (PV) power plants for two years, with an option to extend the agreement for an additional three years.
The Greek subsidiary of Juwi has 100 MW of projects in its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) portfolio and is also servicing 55 MW of capacity.
By Veselina Petrova