SÓLIDA Renewable Energies consolidated as the leading owner’s engineering in Spain

In the last two years, SÓLIDA has been collaborating with developers on more than 40 projects, including the 500 MW Núñez de Balboa photovoltaic plant, the largest under construction in Europe.

The renewable energy sector has returned to stay. Or so their main players in the national market hope.

In the last year, many of the projects have come off the paper and have moved into the construction phase. But the appetite of investors remains on the rise and this translates into rapid movements to obtain grid connection points and permitting projects for the next three years.

And it is in this optimistic environment that SÓLIDA has managed to consolidate its leadership position by providing engineering and consultancy services to developers both in the project development phase and in the construction and start-up phase.

It is worth mentioning the more than 4,500 MW in requests for access to REE that have passed through the hands of SÓLIDA, in addition to the nearly 40 projects for administrative authorization that the company has prepared in the last two years in communities such as Andalusia, Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura, Murcia, Comunidad Valencia, Castilla-León or Asturias, among others.

But without a doubt, the starship project in which the company participates is the 500 MW Núñez de Balboa photovoltaic plant, located in Usagre (Badajoz), where SÓLIDA acts as owner’s engineering for Iberdrola, with a comprehensive technical assistance service that It covers the pre-construction, construction and start-up phases.

The role of SÓLIDA as owner’s engineering and site management at the 400/132 kV Campanario Renovables node, essential for the evacuation of future photovoltaic plants in Bonete (Albacete), is also being key. In this regard, the technical support provided during the purchase process and the negotiation of the substation transformer contract, of 780 MVA, one of the largest to be installed in Spain for this type of project, deserves special mention.

In other projects such as the 35 MW Torrijos photovoltaic plant, owned by Elawan in the province of Toledo, or the 34 MW Matafongo wind farm in the Dominican Republic, SÓLIDA also has a team of on-site supervisors who are in charge of controlling that the works progress with the quality, cost and deadline required by the promoter in all its facets (civil works, mechanical assembly, electrical evacuation installations…).

The promoters are clear: having an independent owner’s engineering reduces risks, facilitates decision-making and guarantees better control of contractors.