ELECNOR - Elecnor is to build two solar PV plants in Bolivia for EUR 65.4 million
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Elecnor, in partnership with the Bolivian company Emias, has secured a USD 70.5 million (EUR 65.4 million at the current exchange rate) contract to build two solar PV plants in southern Bolivia.

 

This is the largest supply and construction contract for a solar PV project awarded in Bolivia to date while the planned plants are also the country's number one clean energy project. The Uyuni, plant in the Department of Potosí will have a nameplate capacity of 60 MW and occupy a 200-hectare site. The Yunchará facility, in the Department of Tarija, will have a nameplate capacity of 5 MW and occupy a 15-hectare site.

 

The contract for the two plants was awarded by the state-owned ENDE Guaracachi company, a subsidiary of Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (ENDE), and the Central Bank of Bolivia is providing funding. Work on the Uyuni plant is expected to take one year while the Yunchará facility is scheduled for completion in six months.