OHLA awarded a new photovoltaic plant in Spain for more than €45 million
January 22, 2024
OHLA is expanding its clean energy portfolio. The company adds a new renewable energy contract after signing a contract for the construction, commissioning, and operation of a new photovoltaic plant in Castilla y León for more than 45 million euros.
In the last twelve months, the company has been awarded several renewable energy contracts in Spain with a value of approximately €250 million and a total installed capacity of 800 MW.
In the case of the new contracted plant, it will consist of 160,000 photovoltaic modules and have an installed capacity of 100 MW. This power will generate more than 180,000 MWh/year of 100% clean energy, which could supply approximately 20,000 homes and avoid the emission of 160,000 tons of CO2 per year.
Promoting local employment
The construction of the plant envisages the integration of various measures to preserve the diversity of the ecosystem, in particular the species of greatest environmental interest, such as the Great Bustard, Red Kite, Stone Curlew, Little Bustard, Lesser Kestrel, Montagu’s Harrier, Marsh Harrier and Short-eared Owl. Measures will also be taken to minimize the visual impact by planting native trees and shrub species around the perimeter.
The project will also contribute to the economic development of the region, as the facility is expected to create approximately 300 jobs during the construction phase.
2,300 MW managed in clean energies
OHLA’s portfolio includes more than 30 renewable energy projects in Europe, the Americas, and Asia. In total, they add up to an installed capacity of 2,300 MW, which would supply one million homes per year.
In Spain, where it already has nearly 1,800 MW of installed capacity, the company recently won contracts to build two photovoltaic plants in Seville with a total capacity of 87 MW, a 130 MW photovoltaic plant in Badajoz, a 105 MW plant in Mérida and a 125 MW plant in Zaragoza.