Contract awarded for 120-MW photo voltaic venture at Madrid airport

April 12 (Renewables Now) – Spanish airport operator Aena SME SA (BME:AENA) has stated that it has awarded a contract for the execution of a 120-MW/142.42-MWp photo voltaic venture at Madrid airport to home builder Construcciones San Jose.

The contractor was awarded EUR 99.1 million (USD 107.6m) to offer engineering, procurement, building, commissioning and upkeep providers, and was given a deadline of fifty months to finish the work.

The set up course of would require greater than 235,000 PV modules, or sufficient to cowl some 353 soccer pitches, in response to Aena. The panels can be organized in arrays on completely different plots throughout the grounds of Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport.

As soon as in operation, the solar energy methods can be able to producing some 212 GWh per yr.

The initiative is a part of Aena’s Photovoltaic Plan, which the airport operator launched in 2020 with the intention of securing 100% renewable energy provide for its community by 2026.

There’s one other photo voltaic venture within the works on the Madrid-Barajas Airport. That photo voltaic plant will provide 7 MW of energy for self-consumption use in 2023, when it is because of be commissioned, Aena added.

(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.086)

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