- Ferrovial is to build a USD 60 million solar photovoltaic plant for X-ELIO
- This is the company’s first incursion into the construction of renewable energy infrastructures in North America
Ferrovial and X-ELIO held the ground-breaking ceremony for a 72 MW solar photovoltaic plant in Houston, Texas.
Ferrovial, through its subsidiary Webber and its Ferrovial Energy Solutions division, has been awarded the construction of the plant, worth approximately USD 60 million (about €54 million). The project includes engineering, construction and commissioning, as well as operation and maintenance in the early years. The work must be completed in 18 months. This contract is the company’s first incursion into the construction of energy infrastructure in the USA.
The project, located in Harris and Liberty counties, includes civil engineering work, electrical installations, structure and module assembly, security systems and the construction of the step-up transformer substation. The plant is expected to produce an estimated 137 GWh of electricity per year, enough to power 9,500 homes.
This initiative represents further progress by Ferrovial in its commitment to sustainable infrastructure that has a positive impact on the environment and communities in one of its designated strategic markets. In line with the Horizon 24 plan, which focuses on creating businesses that are complementary to its core activity, Ferrovial has established an Energy Solutions area within its Construction division. The Houston project will avoid more than 85,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions, once again underscoring the company’s commitment to renewable energy and the environment.
This first Energy Solutions contract in North America follows the company’s other projects in this area, including the El Berrocal 50 MW solar photovoltaic plant in Sevilla, Spain, the Cabo Leones wind plant in Chile, and a 200 MWp solar photovoltaic plant in Badajoz, Spain.