Largest solar park in Germany: GP JOULE sprints to completion

Reußenköge, 6 April 2020

Germany's XXL solar project, the Ganzlin solar park, will be completed on time in May despite the corona crisis. Under the project management of the general contractor GP JOULE, Reußenköge, the impressive PV park in Ganzlin, Ludwigslust-Parchim district, will generate an output of 65 MW following only eight months of construction. This is enough to supply around 16,500 households in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern with CO2-free electricity. Meik Georg Gessner, head of EPC plant construction at GP JOULE, and his employees accepted the tight project timing as a sporty challenge. "80,000 of a total of 165,000 modules have already been installed. This can be achieved with good coordination between the contract work sections," says Gessner.

Ambitious mammoth project

From stone to sun: The largest solar project in Germany to date is being built on the site of a former gravel pit. The Ganzlin solar park client, the company Clenergy Global Projects Hamburg, was still looking into a huge crater in autumn 2019. In order to turn the pit into a construction site for the Ganzlin Solar Park, Clenergy moved 1.1 million cubic metres of earth and thus levelled the area. Today, 100% of the substructure and 50% of the modules are already in place. Meik Georg Gessner, who can look back on decades of experience, attests that the Ganzlin solar park makes maximum use of the area.

Passionate partners for patent solutions

This expertise was also one of the reasons for awarding the contract to GP JOULE, which is responsible for the complete planning, from the selection and procurement of components, the awarding of contracts to service providers to the complete construction work. "The high level of expertise and the experience were decisive for us", says Daniel Ruoss, Vice President of the Clenergy Group and Managing Director of Clenergy Global Projects Germany. GP JOULE always thinks in a solution-oriented manner and has accompanied our different changes of direction constructively and purposefully". The careful selection of subcontractors also played an important role.

In addition to the enormous substructure, the 165,000 solar cells and the transformer stations, the pioneering solar project includes a 25 km long medium-voltage line to the transformer station.

To Referencesite Ganzlin

Founded in 2009 based on the belief that a 100% renewable energy supply is feasible, GP JOULE is now a system provider for integrated energy solutions from solar, wind and biomass power as well as being a partner at the supply level for electricity, heat, hydrogen and electromobility. A pioneer in the area of sectoral cross-linkage, the medium-sized company group has a workforce of over 250 employees at sites in Germany, Europe and North America. GP JOULE holds the 2019 Schleswig-Holstein Business Environmental Award.

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