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MASE Kicks Off 2020 with Offsite in Thessaloniki

MASE Kicks Off 2020 in Thessaloniki

MASE kicks off 2020 with an offsite annual assembly in the coastal town of Thessaloniki, Greece

  • Team looks back at 2019, appraises accomplishments and lessons learnt 
  • Agrees on strategy and targets for 2020 and beyond
  • Commemorates successful collaboration with international O&M partners

Thessaloniki, Greece – February 2020: MASE, the leading regional solar operations and maintenance firm with over 100 MW of assets under management , has kicked off the year 2020 with an offsite team retreat to Thessaloniki, a coastal port town in Greece.  The gathering encompassed the company’s 2020 Kick Off Assembly, a high-level annual event during which core members of the MASE team discuss accomplishments, compare targets, assess shortcomings and agree on the strategy for the year ahead.

This year’s version of the Kick Off Assembly also included a commemorative event with Alectris, a MASE O&M partner company based out of Thessaloniki and operating globally.  The successful collaboration between MASE and Alectris started in 2015 when the two companies signed an innovative technical services agreement targeting utility-scale solar O&M.  Ever since, MASE and Alectris have both achieved leadership status in their own right and the companies look forward to continued successful collaboration during the years ahead.

In 2019, MASE realized a number of key achievements including adding over 70 MW of solar O&M capacity under management, established operations in the UAE and earned a number of industry awards.  During 2019, the MASE team grew by adding 13 team members.

“We’re extremely proud of what we’ve achieved at MASE in 2019 and it was great to be able celebrate this with the team in Thessaloniki, a scenic gem!” said Tareq Khalifeh, MASE’s Managing Director

As for the strategy for the period ahead, MASE will continue its dedication towards long-term solar performance.  The Company will focus efforts on growing solar O&M capacity under management in Jordan and regionally and will continue to accelerate workforce capabilities and operational advancement.

 

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Solar O&M in the Middle East: technical challenges and solutions

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The Technical Paper is published in PV Tech Power‘s Volume 13 (December 2017).

MASE, the region’s leading utility solar O&M provider with over 100 MW of operational and underway solar assets under management, has contributed a technical paper in this month’s edition of PV Tech Power, the solar industry’s foremost technical publication.

The technical paper, titled ‘Solar O&M in the Middle East: technical challenges and solutions‘ covers a handful of unique technical and operational challenges facing utility solar operators in the Middle East region and some of the innovative solutions emerging to keep plants running in the harshest conditions.  The paper leverages MASE’s on-the-ground operational experience and evaluates a number of technical challenges including:

  • The impact of soiling on plant performance, optimal cleaning frequency and methodology;
  • Grid instability concerns, availability and the impact of frequency fluctuations;
  • Equipment design, vulnerability to harsh environmental conditions and recommendations.

In additional to comprehensive technical analysis, the paper builds upon MASE’s O&M experience and provides real-time insight and actionable observations to assist plant owners, contractors and equipment manufacturers in understanding the unique operational challenges of operating utility solar facilities in the Middle East region.

Authors: Tareq Khalifeh (MASE Director of Operations), Haya Shahatit (MASE Project Coordinator), Ady Almadanat (MASE Project Engineer) and Omar Baker (MASE Project Engineer).

 

About MASE’s O&M Value Proposition

MASE is dedicated to long term solar performance. Our focus is to become the leading provider of O&M and asset management services for solar plants in the Middle East. Currently, our solar assets under management comprise over 100 MWp of capacity. Our utility solar O&M value proposition covers:

  • Peak performance, maximum availability and rapid intervention;
  • Local on the ground presence, industry best practices and cutting-edge testing and diagnostics technology;
  • Regional partnerships with leading global O&M service providers.

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