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  1. 1. UK-Tunisia Trade and Investment Forum, October 2015 1 The TuNur Project UK-Tunisia Trade & Investment Forum Kevin Sara 20 October 2015
  2. 2. UK-Tunisia Trade and Investment Forum, October 2015 2 The TuNur Project Solar Energy Export Project between Tunisia and Europe • TuNur consists of a modular Concentrated Solar Power (“CSP”) plant with storage in Southern Tunisia; and dedicated HVDC lines from the site in Tunisia to Europe. • Once landed in Europe power can be transported to all other European countries including the UK. • TuNur will deliver over 10,000GWh of 100% dispatchable* renewable power per annum to Europe starting from 2018, capable of supplying energy to circa 2.5 million European homes. • TuNur is being developed and financed by UK companies Nur Energie Ltd and Low Carbon Ltd alongside Tunisian and Maltese shareholders. Phase 2 2000 MW *Reliable and stable power i.e. semi base load or base load
  3. 3. UK-Tunisia Trade and Investment Forum, October 2015 3 Mirrors reflect solar rays Heliostats (mirrors) track the sun and concentrate direct solar rays atop the central receiver. Electrical Transmission throughout Europe The whole European grid is connected so once power lands in Italy it can be sent across Europe without any need for network upgrades or new transmission. Through existing interconnectors power can also arrive in South East UK. Distribution to Europe and the UK TuNur will deliver more than 10,000GWh per annum, equivalent to 2.5 Million UK homes, starting from 2018. This disptahcable power can be tailored to meet demand and will be cheaper than many alternatives such as offshore wind, nuclear and others. Sub-sea HVDC Transmission Electricity is transported from Tunisia to Italy through a high voltage DC connector cable with minimal losses (3% per 1,000km). Once landed in Italy power can be transported to any European country. TuNur: How does it work? Power Generation and Transmission The rays heat the molten salt in the receiver. The salt can be stored or used for steam generation at ~550 C. The stored energy can be released in the evening hours or during cloud transients to provide predictable base-load power.
  4. 4. UK-Tunisia Trade and Investment Forum, October 2015 4 The TuNur Project • Low Environmental Impact • Minimal Water Usage • High Local Content
  5. 5. UK-Tunisia Trade and Investment Forum, October 2015 5 A Balanced Win-Win Approach Benefits to Tunisia Benefits to Europe (and the UK) Job Creation – The TuNur project is expected to create circa. 20,000 direct and indirect jobs in Tunisia and the region. During the operational phase of TuNur, it is expected that circa. 1000 jobs will be created. Tax and revenues for the Government. Industrial Local Integration – Local manufacturers and service providers can fully participate in the supply chain. Tunisian companies have many of the skills and products required for the project. Tunisia can become exporter of CSP systems and industrial components. Energy Security – the development of local CSP industry will ensure Tunisia`s long term energy independence. Low Cost Low Carbon Power – Imported CSP is cheaper than many low carbon alternatives, including off-shore wind and nuclear. Non-intermittent Power - Imported CSP with thermal storage alleviates the problem of renewable energy intermittency. New Source of Base-load Power - Imported CSP with thermal storage can provide base-load power to replace decommissioned coal and oil-fired power plants and phased-out nuclear power. Increased Energy Security – Less reliance on imported fossil fuels and imported nuclear fuel Specialised services and technology transfer- opportunities for UK and European firms.
  6. 6. UK-Tunisia Trade and Investment Forum, October 2015 6 CSP is Already Competitive with Low Carbon Alternatives Total Cost to UK (35year Average) per kWh Produced CSP (first 1GW) 1.2 p/kWh CSP (next 5GW) 0.03 p/kWh Nuclear1 4.9 p/kWh Offshore Wind 2.6 p/kWh 1 Nuclear tariff assumed at 9.25 p/kWh for 35 years and offshore wind at 11.4 p/kWh for 15 years; wholesale electricity cost at 5 p/kWh; CPI at 2%.
  7. 7. UK-Tunisia Trade and Investment Forum, October 2015 7 Project Shareholders and Partners Nur Energie Nur Energie is an independent solar power plant developer focused on developing utility scale solar power plants in Southern Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, Southern Africa and Asia. Nur Energie has a project portfolio of over 2,570MW under development using various technologies including CSP Tower, PV, BIPV and CPV. Low Carbon Low carbon is an investor in renewable energy projects and companies. With a installed capacity of 273MW of ground mounted solar in the UK financed and developed by Low Carbon . Glory Clean Energy A Franco-Tunisian company created with the aim to benefit and utilize its human, technical and financial resources to promote and develop green and renewable energy industrial projects. Zammit Group Four generations of successful entrepreneurship spanning almost a century. More recently the group has set up Mediterranean Future Energy to diversify its interests and invest in clean and alternative energy solutions to cater for the Mediterranean market. Desertec Foundation A global civil society initiative aiming to shape a sustainable future, established on 20 January 2009 as a non-profit foundation. The Desertec concept is a comprehensive solution that combats global warming, ensures a reliable energy supply, and promotes development and security.
  8. 8. UK-Tunisia Trade and Investment Forum, October 2015 8 Competitive Environment • Atlantic Super Connector o A 1000km cable between Iceland and the United Kingdom o If complete will be the longest sub-sea interconnector in the world o The cable will have a capacity of 1.2 GW • Statnett o Hydro Power from Norway to Germany and the UK o The North Sea Network and Nordlink (each 1.4 GW) interconnector are set to import Hydro Power from Norway o Due to be completed in 2020 and 2021 • Greenwire o Wind Energy Export Industry o 750 wind turbines across five counties and cabling the electricity to the UK via underground cables • Algeria Solar Export Plan o Target to export 6,000 megawatts of solar- generated power to Europe by 2020 • Moroccan Solar Export Potential o MASEN aims to install 2,000MW of Solar by 2020 o Operating interconnector cable between Morocco and Spain • Gas from Russia
  9. 9. UK-Tunisia Trade and Investment Forum, October 2015 9 Nur Energie Ltd TuNur (Tunisia office) Nur Power Italy Srl 25 North Row Immeuble Eya Viale Abruzzi 94 London, WC1A 1DD Lac 2, 1053 Tunis 20131 Milano MI United Kingdom Tunisia Italy www.nurenergie.com www.tunur.tn Contact Information

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