Operators of a solar power plant in Egypt place their trust in TÜV NORD

Ahmed Marei, Managing Director of TÜV NORD Egypt (right), signing the contract with El Sewedy Electric and EDF.


TÜV NORD Egypt is taking on the task of supervising the planning and construction for a solar power plant project in Egypt. The project consists of two 50-megawatt plants to be built this year in the Aswan region. The principals are French electricity company EDF and the Egyptian industry group El Sewedy, which are working together to construct the largest Egyptian solar power plant to date. The site of the solar power plant is well chosen: The sun shines here for an average of 10.6 hours per day; rain is extremely rare.

For TÜV NORD Egypt, the order represents a major success: "The project will open doors for us to other power plant projects in the field of renewable energies,” says Ahmed Marei confidently. Verena Schneider, Senior Vice President for Cluster Site Assessment in the Renewables OBS, is very pleased about the cooperation in the international team: “Also involved in the project are TÜV India and TÜV HELLAS.” Staff from Greece will certify the plant in accordance with EN 62446 for grid-connected photovoltaic systems: This standard lays down the minimum requirements for system documentation as well as provisions for commissioning and recurring inspections.

Overall, Verena Schneider sees the project as a milestone in the implementation of the BOLD MOVE strategy and the expansion of the international business: “Through the project, we can support the transfer of know-how to other countries."