Tunisia oil plant to fit solar and storage system

Greek EPC company METKA is to build an off-grid hybrid energy system at an upstream oil facility in Tunisia.

METKA will install MW of solar power together with a battery storage system, integrated with existing gas turbines.

The EPC contract is with Eni Tunisia, part of Italian oil and gas major Eni, and the ADAM oil plant is in Tataouine.

All of the energy from the new system will be consumed on-site and METKA says it will cut 6500 tonnes a year of CO2 equivalent emissions.

Eni wants to decarbonize its operations by introducing renewables in the countries where it operates: it initiated a similar 10 MW solar project in Pakistan in March.

Construction of the Tunisia plant is expected to take eight months, after which METKA will also carry out operations and maintenance services for two years.

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