Askar Solar Farm
The Kingdom of Bahrain is pursuing a policy of energy security by promoting a diversified energy mix focusing on solar energy technologies in order to harness the high solar resource in the country. In January 2017, the National Plan for Renewable Energy was approved that sets the national target of renewable energy in the Kingdom of Bahrain at 5% by 2025 increasing to 10% by 2035. EWA proposes to develop a PV Project, which will be the first solar PV IPP development, with the aim of generating at least 100MW of energy from a solar PV farm.
The project is located on a 4sq.km site at the Askar landfill in the Southern Governorate. ByrneLooby were appointed to scope, implement and interpret a geotechnical and environmental assessment. This included providing a more thorough understanding of the environmental conceptual model and to provide a basis for pollution prevention and control. ByrneLooby quickly implemented a large scale investigation that provided the necessary input to allow the design and operational strategy to be developed. This included facilitating achieving the permit for construction and operation of the site with the Supreme Council for Environment (SCE) and other relevant authorities.