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SENER is a private engineering and technology group founded in 1956. Offering global clients the most advanced technological solutions based on its commitment to innovation and quality. SENER is a leading company globally in the Infrastructure and Transport; Renewables, Power, Oil & Gas; Aerospace and Marine sectors.

SENER develops in house solutions for energy in renewable energy generation, microgrids, hybridisation, smart storage, digitalisation, and dispatchability. Our innovative hybridisation solutions provide renewable, reliable, affordable and flexible solutions for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), Offshore Wind, Photovoltaic (PV) Battery Energy Storage System (BESS), Waste to Energy (WtE) and Hydrogen.

SENER leads the global solar thermal-electric power market and using its own technology has participated in 29 plants in South Africa (Bokpoort, Kathu and Ilanga-1), Morocco (Noor I, II and III), Spain and the United States. Our proven experience in solar power places us in an unbeatable position in hybridisation projects, which open a new landscape on Africa’s energy map. Thanks to our extensive experience in the design and turnkey construction of low-emissions plants, SENER is able to combine the advantages of different energy sources with those of a solar facility, optimising resources by reducing operation and maintenance costs.


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