Enviromena has opened a global centre for performance monitoring, reporting and asset management in the United Kingdom, based in a high-tech operation near Reading, which will support the growth of renewable assets under management across the Middle East, North Africa and Central Europe.
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Operating a twenty-four-hour service to accommodate international time zones and ensure optimal coverage, the setup boasts the best of British and international talent with a team of highly skilled O&M and Asset Management personnel, including qualified management accountants.
Enviromena has one of the largest footprints of clean energy projects in the MENA region, where solar represents a $20 billion industry. The company has installed more than 17,000 solar systems, and currently has in excess of 380 MWp under management. Additionally, Enviromena currently has 260 MWp under construction with a further 500MWp in development.
Among its flagship projects are the 103 MW Quweira Solar PV Plant in Jordan, 256 MWp at the Benban solar complex in Egypt and a rooftop installation at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Enviromena has also appointed Mark Harding as the Head of Global Control Centre. Mark has more than 10 years’ experience in the renewable energy industry and in his role as Head of Global Control Centre, Mark is responsible for overseeing the performance monitoring and reporting functions of Enviromena’s global O&M asset base.
This includes the ongoing development of innovative monitoring and management systems to enhance Enviromena’s O&M offering. Mark also provides a key link between Enviromena’s O&M team and its growing Asset Management offering.
“Being in Europe is vital for our expansion plans not least it will allow Enviromena to attract experts from the renewables industry within the matured European markets” Mr Harding said.
Enviromena’s Director of O&M, Vasileios Chatzimpaloglou, added that the UK has a wealth of talent and expertise in the solar PV market and that the new base in Britain is an exciting step towards the evolution of Enviromena as the company sets its sights on the global market.
Focusing initally on clean energy projects in Europe, the opening of the Reading office represents an important landmark. Countries such as Germany, Spain and Italy have been pushing the renewables agenda for some years but there are definitely more opportunities to be realised in those markets, according to Enviromena Chairman Mark Lemmon.