Last August Gestamp Solar signed a USD 28 Million contract with Kuwait Oil Company (KOC). The object of the contract is the engineering, the construction and the operation and maintenance of a the first utility scale photovoltaic plant in Kuwait called Umm Gudair Field a name which honors the region where it is located.
It is Gestamp Solar first project in Kuwait and in the Middle East and it is forecasted that this new development will be completed about the middle of 2015. The facility has a peak power of 10MW with over 32.000 modules and 12 transformation centers. It is estimated that the annual production will be 17.600MWh/year avoiding to the atmosphere the emission of 9.100 tons of CO2.
For this project Gestamp Solar has had the collaboration of Solar Steel by Gonvarri as a supplier of one axis tracker.