It will generate more than 240,000 MWh/year of 100% clean energy and will supply electricity to 150,000 people

OHLA is awarded a photovoltaic plant in Spain for more than 75 million euros

March 15, 2023

Olivares photovoltaic plant, Jaén (50 MW).

OHLA, through its Industrial business area, has been awarded a new EPC contract for the design, construction and commissioning of a 130 MW photovoltaic plant in Badajoz (Spain), for more than 75 million euros.

Divided into 3 lots, the photovoltaic plant will have an installed capacity of 130 MW and will use bifacial module technology, single-axis tracking and central inverters.

The facility will generate more than 240,000 MWh/year of 100 percent clean energy and will supply electricity to around 70,000 homes, or approximately 150,000 people. In addition, its renewable energy generation will avoid the emission of a total of approximately 180,000 tons of CO2 per year.

This new project, which will create more than 300 jobs in rural areas, is part of OHLA’s firm commitment to combating climate change, carbon neutrality and directing its efforts towards a circular economy.

More than 1,300 MW in renewables

OHLA’s portfolio includes more than 25 renewable energy projects, both completed and under construction, in Europe, the Americas and Asia, with a total installed capacity of more than 1,300 MW. This energy would supply approximately 500,000 homes per year.

In Spain, where it manages close to 800 MW, in addition to the awarded project, other solar thermal plants stand out, such as Arenales (50 MW), in Seville, Puerto Errado, in Murcia (30 MW), one of the largest built in the world to date, or the photovoltaic plant Olivares (50 MW), in Jaén. Furthermore, the company was awarded four news photovoltaic plants in 2022, currently under construction and located in Cedillo (Cáceres), with an installed capacity of 150 MW, Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz), with a capacity of 100 MW, Valladolid, where it will reach 66 MW, and Tarancón (Cuenca), with 100 MW.