Sterling and Wilson to construct solar power plants in Nigeria

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Solar power plants in Nigeria

Sterling and Wilson have announced plans to construct 250MW of solar power plants in Nigeria in the next 2-3 years. The projects will be developed by the well-renowned international Solar Project Developers who have recently signed PPAs with the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc.

To offers its turnkey EPC solutions for their proposed projects in Nigeria, Sterling and Wilson are currently engaged in advanced discussions with the developers. Sterling and Wilson was established in 2011 and is currently a multi-division multinational company with a strong local presence in the Nigerian market given that the company also has its office in Lagos.

Currently, the company has already commissioned more than 40MW of gas based power plant and has been as well a regular Diesel Generators supplier to many local companies in Nigeria. The company has also developed local capabilities to enable the company execute solar power plants in Nigeria adding up to 250MW of generation capacity.

Besides being a pioneer company in Turnkey MEP and Solar EPC services, the company also has strong presence in Latin America, South East Asia, Middle East and across Africa, with projects of 87MW in South Africa, 175 MW in Morocco and 260 MW in Egypt. The 7 MW project in Niger is already in the pipeline. The company’s largest solar PV plant is in operation in South Africa generating 90MW of power.

The company has over 3000 technically skilled people working in India and abroad with a key strength of executing projects at international levels.

“With the recently announced 975 MW of PPAs, we see a huge solar potential opening up in Nigeria,” said Bikesh Ogra, Sterling and Wilson Pvt Ltd Solar business President. “We are well positioned to support growth in solar market in Nigeria through our presence and experience, as more investors are focusing on reliable, bankable Solar EPC Company, who can commission the solar projects on time as scheduled,” he added.

Turnkey solutions

The company is willing to provide 360º turnkey solutions modified to each customer’s individual needs. The company is confident that the solutions they do offer go beyond the customer expectations and at the same time transforming solar energy into green assets by maximizing value and mitigating risks.

Solar power uptake is predicted to surge over the coming years particularly on the African continent. For instance, by 2030, 100GW of solar panels are forecasted to have been installed.

Guided by their proven track record and global reputation Sterling and Wilson is confident to attain market leader position. Presently, the company is actively engaged with a number of opportunities with various developers in Namibia, South Africa, Morocco, Zambia, Ethiopia and Namibia among other countries.

Energy in Africa remain elusive despite several measures being put in place to improve the situation. Construction of the Solar power plants in Nigeria marks a new trend in Africa that is already picking pace. Morocco for instance has emerged as a major country that has embraced solar power.



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