Eindhoven companies are working together on record order for solar energy systems in the Middle East
EINDHOVEN - For its solar energy systems in oil fields, the Eindhoven-based company TSS4U is working on a record order of 10 million euros. Together with the regional suppliers VHE and Itsme, it realizes more than 150 systems in the desert of Abu Dhabi.
According to director Dop Brzesowsky of TSS4U, the turnover of many years is surpassed with the assignment for oil company Adnoc. The 'Shell of the United Arab Emirates' is going to tap new oil fields in the desert.
Biggest in ten years
In places like this where there is no electricity network, TSS4U supplies systems for controlling solar panels, storing solar energy in batteries and supplying power. "For larger assignments, it involves a value of 1.2 or sometimes 3 million euros. This of more than 10 million euros is the largest order in this industry in ten years", says Brzesowsky.
He calls it 'unique' that a Dutch company has won the contract. "We often work with local contractors. We won the order because of the very high quality and reliability of our systems.”
Three companies with 35 employees
TSS4U does not produce itself. The company calls itself a system integrator. For the record order, it works together with suppliers VHE and Itsme. VHE assembles the cabinets with electronics in Veldhoven that control the energy systems. The Eindhoven wholesaler Itsme supplies switches and other electronic components. Around 35 employees from the three companies are involved in the assignment.
"As a team we have created something magical", says the director of TSS4U. The order is also short preparation time. The production process had to be set up quickly. The companies also joined forces to finance the contract.
The first systems were delivered last month. The last deliveries are expected in the summer.