juwi Shizen Energy Receives its Largest Ever Mega Solar Order for a 42MW EPC Project EPC Contract Concluded for Sano Tadacho Photovoltaic Power Plant in Tochigi Prefecture

juwi Shizen Energy Inc. (Headquarters: Hongo, Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo/Representative Directors: Jan Warzecha, hereinafter “juwi Shizen Energy”) has received an order for EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) for the Sano Tadacho Photovoltaic Power Plant, an approximately 42 megawatt (DC) mega solar power plant owned by the limited liability company Sun Station Hikari X, of which Sonnedix Japan KK and Sonnedix Power Holdings Limited are investors. The contract for the order, the largest order for an EPC project that juwi Shizen Energy has received to date, was concluded on April 26, 2018.

This power plant will be constructed on a site of approximately 1,210,000 m2 located in Tochigi Prefecture’s Sano City. Annual output is expected to be approximately 44,300 megawatt hours (approximately 44,300,000 kilowatt hours), equivalent to the annual electrical power use of approximately 14,900 ordinary homes. Construction work is to start in June 2018 and is expected to finish in winter 2020.

Sonnedix Japan KK, the trusted operator of investments made by Sonnedix Power Holdings Ltd in Japan, will perform development and management for this project, while juwi Shizen Energy will be responsible for EPC (engineering, procurement, construction). juwi Shizen Energy Operation Inc. (Headquarters: Hongo, Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo/Representative Directors: Amane Sasaki, Jan Warzecha) will be responsible for O&M (operation and maintenance).

With regards to capital procurement for this project, the Japanese megabank Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) will provide non-recourse project financing from the construction phase.

juwi Shizen Energy was established in 2013 as a joint venture between Shizen Energy Inc. (Headquarters: Arato, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Representative Directors: Ken Isono, Kenji Kawado, and Masaya Hasegawa; hereinafter referred to as “Shizen Energy”), activities of which include the development of and securing of funding for renewable energy power plants, and juwi AG, a company headquartered in Germany that is involved in development and EPC for renewable energy around the world. juwi AG, which is the parent company, received an order from Sonnedix Power Holdings Limited for EPC for an approximately 86 MW mega solar project which began commercial operation in South Africa in July 2016. In this and other projects it collaborates together with group companies in projects around the world. Furthermore, as well as being involved in Shizen Energy’s development projects, juwi Shizen Energy also takes orders for EPC-only construction projects, with the company’s completed projects providing a total output of approximately 170 megawatts in 55 locations around Japan. These include five large-scale photovoltaic power plants with output in the tens of megawatts. With an additional over 200 megawatts of peak output under construction this year, juwi Shizen Energy is consolidating its position as a leader in international EPC for renewable energy power plants.

juwi Shizen Energy will continue to leverage the knowledge and experience it has accumulated through its global operations and aim to contribute to the increased use of renewable energy and the construction of a sustainable society both in Japan and overseas by providing EPC solutions that meet the needs of the local areas in which a power plants are constructed.

[Project outline]

Name of power plant Sano Tadacho Photovoltaic Power Plant
Location Kyorodo, Tadacho, Sano City, Tochigi Prefecture
Project development/management Sonnedix Japan K.K.
EPC juwi Shizen Energy Inc.
O&M juwi Shizen Energy Inc.

juwi Shizen Energy Operation Inc.

Financing institution Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (project finance)
Site-area 1,210,000㎡
Output 41.6 MW (DC)/32MW (AC) approx.
Estimated annual generated energy output 44,300,000 kWh/year approx.
(equivalent to the annual electrical power use of approximately 14,900 ordinary homes)
Start of construction June 2018
Start of operation Winter 2020

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