Mott MacDonald has been appointed by J&V Energy Technology as owner’s engineer for a 123MW Fishery Solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Tainan City, Taiwan. When complete, it would generate 180 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, enough power for nearly 50,000 households.
All along Taiwan’s coast, there are massive fish farms and the project in Tainan is one of the largest to combine fish farming and renewable energy generation in Taiwan. The solar PV panels will be situated above the fishponds, maximising the productive use of the land, and contributing to both food production and clean energy generation simultaneously.
As owner’s engineer, Mott MacDonald will be supporting various work streams through financial close to commercial operation, including design review, contracts review, construction supervision, commissioning support, performance testing and substantial completion service. The construction and commissioning phase will involve a team of six Mott MacDonald engineers stationed at the site to oversee the multiple contractors involved in the project.
LC Wang, project manager at Mott MacDonald, said: “As an island, it’s important that we plan the use of our limited land to maximise both food supply and clean electricity. Mott MacDonald is proud to be involved in this project, which will help Taiwan to achieve both of these sustainability goals simultaneously.”
Commercial operation is expected by the end of 2022.