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Absolicon and Ariya Fingery plan for a 400 m[2] solar thermal field with Iberafrica Power (E.A.) Limited in Nairobi


Absolicon partner Ariya Finergy has taken the first step towards a robotized production line in Kenya with plans for a 400 m[2] pilot plant for Iberafrica Power (E.A.) Limited (Iberafrica) in Nairobi.

Absolicon has 2020-12-08 published a press release on the plans for a pilot field for Iberafrica Power (E.A.) Limited. The following is an English summary of that press release.

Ariya Finergy has signed a framework agreement with Absolicon to acquire and operate a robotized production line that manufactures Absolicon’s concentrating solar collector T160. The solar collectors have a 76% optical efficiency and produce heat and steam up to 160 degrees Celsius for industrial processes.The framework agreement contains requirements for each time period and now Ariya has ordered the first step – a pilot plant of solar collectors that is delivered directly from Sweden to Nairobi.

– The need for energy is high in African industries and at the same time, the sun can supply the industry with all the heat needed for the processes. This pilot plant is an important step in delivering a production line to Kenya in 2022, says Joakim Byström, CEO of Absolicon.

Ariya Finergy is a leader in clean energy supply to commercial and industrial clients. Ariya also works with innovative financing solutions. Ariya has served industrial clients in Kenya for the past four years and has the capacity to design and finance installations with concentrating solar collectors.

Iberafrica, one of Kenya’s leading Independent Power Producers (IPPs) with a capacity of 52.5MW, was recently acquired by A.P. Moller Capital as an effective platform for it to invest further in greenfield and brownfield power and energy infrastructure assets in Kenya.

In line with its climate change agenda and ongoing cost management initiatives, Iberafrica identified the Absolicon T160 Solar Thermal collectors as an ideal solution to offset its carbon footprint and provide much needed process heating for the power plant. Iberafrica is working with Ariya Finergy to bring this to reality in early 2021.

Absolicon has several ongoing pilot systems in African countries. During 2020 the company delivered solar collectors for a pilot plant in Kericho, Kenya, to help convert the tea industry to solar heat and is also delivering a pilot plant to AB Inbev Brewery in Mozambique.

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