India’s Engineering, procurement and construction, EPC firm Sterling and Wilson in India, is set to construct both the largest battery storage project and single battery installation in the whole continent in a bid to boost education sector in Africa.
Sterling and Wilson confirmed and said the project would be a first of its kind powering behind-the-meter clients in the educational sector in Western Africa with 30MWh of battery energy storage spread across three sites, including a single battery installation of 17MWh.
“Lack of power supply is a primary barrier to impacting effective learning and development of any nation. We are extremely glad to have bagged our landmark first project in the, which will not only consist of the largest battery installation in Africa but will also prove to be a shelter in installation empowering future generations,” Deepak Thakur, CEO, hybrid and energy storage, Sterling and Wilson, said.
“We are confident in meeting the sternest quality, safety and financial needs of our client given our combined global expertise of having delivered over 7GW of solar, diesel and gas-based power plants on a turnkey basis to date, “Said Deepak.
The company which has won its first large-scale hybrid and energy storage turnkey EPC contract will be responsible for the formal entry into the hybrid and energy storage space including design, EPC, and O&M of a captive hybrid microgrid powered by solar, diesel and battery storage.
The microgrid backed with batteries will be able to provide one-day power autonomy to the educational institutions, helping them to run efficiently and to spend more on school programs.
However, the company declined to comment on which specific country the African project will be located.
Having recently announced its major foray in hybrid energy storage solutions, Sterling and Wilson’s is also actively pursuing further such opportunities across other continents like Europe, the Middle-East, Asia, and Australia as well as the US.