Hassan Allam’s contract to manage utilities and services for solar energy projects in Benban, Aswan, will expire this month, and the solar park investors should decide either to renew the contract, or to launch a tender for a new service provider.
The construction firm won the contract to manage utilities and services of Benban projects in 2017 after competition with several local and international companies in the project’s tender. The firm was chosen by the solar power companies developing plants in Benban under the feed-in tariff programme.
According to a source from Benban solar park, Hassan Allam has the right to participate in the service management tender again, if its contract was not renewed. The company’s first contract was awarded in the period of construction and installation of the project which differs the future stages.
Hassan Allam established and set regulatory rules of all the utilities of Benban complex, including water, sanitation, fencing, housing, infrastructure, traffic, and community services.
The source noted that the new service management contract will focus on traffic, occupational safety, community services, waste management, and fencing.
The Benban Solar Energy Developer Association representing companies working on projects in the Benban is responsible for handling the service management. The service management costs are divided amongst all the complex’s investors based on the capacity of each station.