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1883marked a mile­stone for global en­ergy, renowned as the year that the so­lar panel was in­vented by US in­ven­tor Charles Fritts. In­stalled one year later on a rooftop in New York City, so­lar pan­els were quickly deemed to be too in­ef­fi­cient in an era when coal was be­com­ing king across North Amer­ica.

As a re­sult, the so­lar panel only be­came a re­al­is­tic prospect in the late 20th cen­tury, largely in line with the evo­lu­tion of tech­nol­ogy and grow­ing con­cerns sur­round­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal prac­tices.

In the years since, it is safe to say that so­lar en­ergy has be­come her­alded as a rev­o­lu­tion­ary and re­new­able re­source.

Ac­cord­ing to the World Eco­nomic Fo­rum, 70,000 so­lar pan­els are ex­pected to be in­stalled ev­ery hour for the next five years, and by 2022 the world’s so­lar en­ergy ca­pac­ity is ex­pected to triple to 880 GW. Equally, the Mid­dle East is ex­pected to lead the charge within this in­sur­gence.

With the re­new­able en­ergy mar­ket in the GCC hav­ing reached $2.1 bil­lion this year, these fig­ures are ex­pected to ex­plode, with a fore­cast mar­ket value of $25 bil­lion by 2022.

One com­pany set to be key in fa­cil­i­tat­ing this boom is Scan Elec­trome­chan­i­cal, an EPC spe­cial­ist that serves both the United Arab Emi­rates and the wider GCC re­gion. Of­fer­ing so­lar PV so­lu­tions to a range of clients across dif­fer­ent sec­tors, the firm is help­ing to both re­duce prices and im­prove re­li­a­bil­ity.

A one-stop shop

Scan has com­pleted a num­ber of ma­jor projects to this end, ev­i­dent in its work with lo­gis­tics firm Aramex. Here, Scan suc­cess­fully com­pleted the largest sin­gle-rooftop so­lar pho­to­voltaic plant project through­out the Mid­dle East, hav­ing in­stalled 9,000 so­lar pan­els across a 38,000 square me­tre area at one of Aramex’s flag­ship stor­age fa­cil­i­ties.

Equally, the Com­pany has worked ex­ten­sively on the sites of the ADNOC Old Head­quar­ters build­ing, in­stalling thou­sands of so­lar pan­els across both the build­ing it­self and its as­so­ci­ated park­ing fa­cil­i­ties.

Suc­cess­fully of­fer­ing end-to-end so­lu­tions to its cus­tomers, of­ten un­der pres­sure from bud­get and time con­straints, Scan Elec­trome­chan­i­cal has be­come renowned as a lead­ing EPC con­trac­tor, not only within the so­lar en­ergy seg­ment, but across the wider en­ergy and power in­dus­try.

Along­side its suc­cess in un­der­tak­ing ma­jor so­lar in­stal­la­tion projects, the Com­pany pro­vides equally adept ser­vices across a mul­ti­tude of other seg­ments, from im­ple­ment­ing high volt­age trans­mis­sion sys­tems to de­vel­op­ing fi­bre op­tic cable net­works.

“We con­sider our­selves to be one of the mar­ket’s best com­pa­nies for the GCC re­gion when it comes to mega sub­sta­tion in­stal­la­tion,” Scan states, high­light­ing an­other of its

Cater­ing to a range of mar­ket seg­ments, Scan Elec­trome­chan­i­cal has be­come renowned as one of the re­gion’s lead­ing fa­cil­i­ta­tors of power and en­ergy Writer: Jonathan Dy­ble Project Man­ager: Matthew Cole Wilkin

spe­cial­ist ar­eas. “We have ex­per­tise in low-volt­age, mid-volt­age and high- volt­age over­head and un­der­ground ca­bling, and also have ex­per­tise in the in­stal­la­tion of telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions in­fra­struc­ture in­stal­la­tion.

“Our man­age­ment and su­per­vi­sory staff have the ex­pe­ri­ence of in­stalling ap­prox­i­mately 600 kilo­me­tres of ca­bles from low volt­age, 11kv, 33kv, 132kv, con­trol cable and fi­bre op­tic ca­bles in the United Arab Emi­rates dur­ing last 20 Years,” the Com­pany re­veals on its web­site.

Equally, the same can be said for its prod­ucts, of­fer­ing every­thing from so­lar pan­els to smart en­ergy me­ters.

“We are well syn­chro­nised with the lat­est tech­nolo­gies to give our clients the best ser­vices.”

In ev­ery sense of the phrase, Scan is a one-stop shop for all EPC so­lu­tions within the power and en­ergy mar­ket across the GCC.

Flex­i­bil­ity and ver­sa­til­ity

This di­verse port­fo­lio is read­ily re­flected through­out a num­ber of projects that Scan has de­liv­ered, along­side its so­lar panel ac­tiv­i­ties.

One such ex­am­ple is the firm’s work with Shar­jah Elec­tric­ity & Wa­ter Author­ity (SEWA). Dur­ing a re­cent con­tract, Scan pro­vided the site de­vel­op­ment, de­sign, pro­cure­ment and in­stal­la­tion ser­vices for three sub­sta­tion fa­cil­i­ties.

This in­cluded the in­stal­la­tion of two three-phase 230/13kv trans­form­ers and a three-phase 230/69kv, the im­ple­men­ta­tion of two 230kv high pres­sure fluid filled un­der­ground riser struc­tures, and pro­tec­tion and con­trols for the en­tire project and its as­so­ci­ated lines, amongst other things.

Work­ing with SEWA, Scan’s best-in- class EPC ap­proach al­lowed months to be cut from the typ­i­cal project cy­cle, en­sur­ing that the turn­around time was re­duced with max­i­mum ef­fi­ciency.

Com­bined with Scan’s em­pha­sis and ex­cel­lence in up­hold­ing lead­ing global health and safety prac­tices, such projects have en­sured that the Com­pany con­tin­ues to be a first choice EPC firm.

“Our ex­pe­ri­ence and ded­i­ca­tion to ex­cel­lence and in­tegrity have earned us de­lighted re­peated cus­tomers year af­ter year and job af­ter job,” Scan states. “We prove to our cus­tomers that we have the re­sources the han­dle any job, any­time, any­where.

“Our ver­sa­tile and ex­pe­ri­enced team thrives on all chal­lenges. Our clients have at their dis­posal the full range of qual­ity ser­vices for suc­cess­ful projects, rang­ing from new sys­tem de­signs and in­stal­la­tions, to up­grades and ex­pan­sion.”

Lead­ing the charge

Look­ing ahead, Scan aims to con­tinue to de­liver per­fectly en­gi­neered elec­trome­chan­i­cal sys­tems across a range of mar­ket seg­ments that aid its clients’ pro­duc­tiv­ity, value and pre­ci­sion.

“At Scan Elec­trome­chan­i­cal, qual­ity is a ma­jor strength,” the Com­pany states.

Ac­cord­ing to Mid­dle East Elec­tric­ity in its re­port named ‘GCC Power Mar­ket’, the re­gion re­quires ap­prox­i­mately $131 bil­lion worth of in­vest­ment into elec­tric­ity gen­er­a­tion, trans­mis­sion and distri­bu­tion in the next five years alone.

With such de­mand com­ing rapidly as a re­sult of grow­ing pop­u­la­tions, ex­pand­ing economies and cli­matic changes in the re­gion, Scan is read­ily po­si­tioned to cap­i­talise on one of the GCC’S fastest grow­ing mar­kets.

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