Efacec collaborated in a new and important project in the national and European panorama of renewable energies with the implementation of the Solar Photovoltaic power plant named “Ourika”, located in Ourique, south of Portugal, a project that represents 1.7 million euros for the Portuguese company. This is the first large PV power plant connected directly to the Portuguese Electric Grid Network and it is as well the first large PV infrastructure that has no guaranteed rate supported by taxpayers.

Efacec was responsible for the design, procurement, installation and commissioning of the high voltage substation of 45MVA, 30 / 150kV, which interconnects the plant to the Transport Network, namely all high and medium voltage equipment and their control, as well as the interconnection with REN.

The Solar Photovoltaic power plant “Ourika” was developed according to the new regulation of the connection of generators to the networks of the European Union and represents an investment of around 35 million euro, that will allow the production of enough energy for about 25 thousand families, avoiding the emission of 49,944 tonnes of Co2 per year.

The recent inauguration of this Central Solar Photovoltaic was attended by the Minister of Economy, Manuel Caldeira Cabral, the Secretary of State for Energy, Jorge Seguro Sanches and the Director-General of Energy of the European Commission, Dominique Ristori.

Efacec’s renewable energy team has a solid international experience in building projects for solar systems, including self-consumption, hybrid systems and large-scale turnkey customized parks, working daily to anticipate solutions for a sustainable world.

With a comprehensive value chain, Efacec acts in the generation, distribution and transmission of energy; design, energy, construction and maintenance of integrated systems (EPC – Engineering, Procurement and Construction) for the energy, environment, industry and transports; and development of Electric Mobility solutions and their commercialization. Efacec Group is present in strategic markets such as Europe, the United States of America, Latin America, Asia, Middle East, Maghreb and South Africa.