The consortium formed by Prodiel and Sinohydro, a subsidiary of the Powerchina group, has been selected by the French company NEOEN to build the El Llano photovoltaic park in Aguascalientes (375 MW). This project was one of those awarded during the third Mexican public renewable energy auction, held in November 2017, with a contract to sell the electricity produced at less than $ 19 per megawatt / hour. The installation is considered one of the most competitive solar projects in the world.

The project, which begins construction in 2019 and operations in 2020, will have a Full EPC scope including the photovoltaic plant, the 400kV elevating substation, a 3-kilometer High Voltage line and a maneuvering substation, as well as the O & M during the first 20 years of life of the plant.

In its 800 hectares, more than one million solar panels will be installed, which will generate a total of 880.5 GWh of energy per year, equivalent to an annual consumption of 441,000 Mexican families. In addition, it is estimated that this project will avoid emissions of more than 500,000 tons of CO2 per year.

«The El Llano photovoltaic park is further proof that Prodiel has managed to occupy a leading position in the engineering and construction of photovoltaic projects in the Latin American market in just five years,» said Miguel Somé Dominguez, CEO of Prodiel. «We are proud to have PowerChina as a strategic ally in this project and share our commitment to sustainability.»

For his part, Gilbert Salvi, Executive Vice President of Powerchina International «Americas», added that for PowerChina, this new park will consolidate its privileged position in the construction of infrastructures for the generation of electric power, and that, «as the largest company in China and one of the most important worldwide in this industry, we will offer Mexico a photovoltaic park that meets high expectations, «he said.

The state of Aguascalientes is a reflection of the growth potential of Mexico in the photovoltaic sector; and El Llano Park is a sample of the investment that large global companies are allocating for the development of renewable energy sources.

This release from the consortium formed by Prodiel and Sinohydro was published using machine translation.