Enerray feeds of green energy Eni industrial site in Gela
The Maccaferri Industrial Group’s company inaugurates another photovoltaic park for Eni, this time at the service of the Gela refinery.
Enerray has completed the construction and the commissioning of a ground mounted system that will supply energy to the refinery of Gela on behalf of Eni New Energy, the new company of the Eni group dedicated to the development of projects for the production of energy from renewable sources in Italy.
The pv system installed by Enerray, a subsidiary of SECI Energia (Maccaferri Industrial Group), will be able to develop a capacity of 995 kWp, with a production capacity of 1,956 MWh / year, obtained thanks to the use of state-of-the-art single-axis trackers, which allow the 2.884 installed polycrystalline panels to orient themselves according to the position of the sun.
The pv plant is the second that Enerray has costructed for Eni and, specifically, it is going to be included in the reconversion process of the Gela refinery. The traditional cycle refinery will in fact become a bio-fuel production plant, being able to respond to the most recent European directives which require, on new construction systems, the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 60% over the entire supply chain.
,In April 2018 Enerray had already connected to the grid a photovoltaic plant with a capacity of 964 kWp entirely to support the “brain” operating for the Eni Green Data Center, located in the town of Ferrera Erbognone (PV), close to the refinery of Sannazzaro de ‘Burgondi.
The development of renewable energy in the countries and in the places where Eni operates is a fundamental element in the company’s strategy to evolve the business model towards a low carbon scenario.
“The renewal of trust by an important Italian and international energy player such as Eni confirms the quality of the work and services offered by Enerray, which already has more than 240 plants installed in the world. Even on this occasion, Enerray has found the most suitable solution to solve the specific needs of the customer, ensuring a high level of construction of the pv plant, through the use of a structure ballasted on the ground and with cable ducts made of reinforced concrete driveway, since the impossibility to carry out excavations due to the typology of ground”, commented Andrea Venezia, Enerray’s CEO.