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November 27, 2012

3W Power Ukraine Inks Contract with Martifer's Solar Division



3W Power Ukraine, a subsidiary of AEG Power Solutions and a manufacturer of power electronic systems, has signed its first contract with the solar division of the Portuguese multinational group, Martifer.

For the two solar farms, located in the Vinnytsia region of Ukraine, this deal covers photovoltaic utility scale equipment. These farms are expected to generate 5.25 MW.

Martifer Solar is the solar sub-holding of Martifer Group. It has already participated in the implementation of more than 250 MW of photovoltaic solar energy worldwide. These are also the first solar plants in Ukraine for the company.

Calling this announcement another “important step” in the international expansion of Martifer Solar, Henrique Rodrigues, CEO at Martifer Solar, said, “We are very pleased with our entry into Ukraine, where our aim is to take a leading position in this high potential market, whilst providing economic and environmental benefits to the local population.”

AEG Power Solutions intends to provide its TKS-C containerized outdoor stations, including latest generation central inverters, transformers and medium voltage switchgear. In addition, the supply also includes metering and monitoring components and communications infrastructure.

Additionally, Martifer Solar also requested local service capacity. Company officials said that the group can provide this with a team experienced in large solar equipment installations and maintenance.

“Our footprint is adapted: our local presence and our ability to fulfill local requirements makes a difference,” said Philippe Capron, managing director of 3W Power in Ukraine, adding that the company started to manufacture its first container solutions in Ukraine one month ago, and this contract proves that it was the right move.

AEG Power Solutions is expected to deliver and commission the equipment on site which should be connected to the grid and operational by the end of the year. The company won the project thanks to the acknowledged quality and efficiency of its products and to its operation in Ukraine.

“Our Ukrainian presence forms a solid base from which we are expecting to leverage in order to continue growing on Eastern European markets,” said Bob Roos, vice president of Solar Strategic Business Unit at AEG Power Solutions.

Earlier in July, the company signed a major contract with Vienna based company Activ Solar. The deal covers photovoltaic utility scale equipment and services for a minimum of 170 MW until the end of 2013.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman


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