AFRY has been awarded the Owner’s Engineering services for the 156MW Manara pumped storage power plant in Israel by Ellomay Pumped Storage Ltd, with the project set to create a green battery and a hot reserve for the Israel Electric Company (IEC).
The private sector is being encouraged to initiate and operate private alternative power systems by the Government of Israel, through the Electricity Authority (IEA) and Israel Electric Company (IEC). It is under this initiative that Ellomay Pumped Storage will build and operate the Manara Plant. Ellomay Pumped Storage is a special purpose company of the Israel-based company Ellomay Capital Ltd. working in the renewable energy and power sector both in Europe and in Israel. It has received a provisional license from the State of Israel and signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with IEC.
The Manara plant will be located in the Upper Galilee region of Northern Israel, adjacent to the Lebanese border and overlooking the Hula Valley.
AFRY's assignment on the project covers the owner’s engineering services for Ellomay Pumped Storage. AFRY will play a pivotal role in ensuring timely cost and quality fulfilment for the owner, working closely with the EPC contractor, Electra Infrastructure Ltd. In addition to the site activities, AFRY will review the full design and will support the client during the commissioning of the project. The overall schedule for AFRY's services is about 60 months.