May 30, 2018 | News Brief | Sterling and Wilson, an Indian multinational engaged in engineering, construction, manufacturing, and energy services with more than $1.5Bn in revenue, has secured its first large scale hybrid and energy storage turnkey engineering, procurement, and construction order in Western Africa. Sterling and Wilson’s turnkey scope of work includes complete design, engineering, procurement, construction, and O&M of a captive hybrid microgrid powered by solar, diesel, and battery energy storage. This first of its kind project powering behind-the-meter clients in the educational sector in Western Africa will also play host to the continent’s largest battery energy storage project with 30MWh of batteries spread across three sites, including single largest battery installation of 17MWh.
Besides providing microgrid integration and enabling the educational institutions to get off the grid, the hybrid microgrid backed by the batteries would also provide uniquely designed one-day power autonomy to the institutions, thus enabling efficient operations, effective learning and allocation of a larger budget towards the school programs. Sterling and Wilson’s proposed hybrid and energy storage solution is expected to deliver an envisioned reduction of 137,170 metric tonnes of carbon footprint, equivalent to planting 3.5 million new trees.
Given its global energy expertise, Sterling and Wilson, through its Hybrid and Energy Storage business unit, has an extensive focus on where and how hybrid and energy storage solutions can be applied across the energy sector from centralized large fossil and renewable power plants, to data centers, C&I segments and remote settings such as Islands. The newly formed business unit is actively pursuing further opportunities in the aforesaid segments across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Australia besides setting its sights on USA.