Sonnedix has begun construction of a 149MW solar project in Portugal, its first in the country. The Douro project, located in the municipality of Tarouca, in the Viseu district in northern Portugal, is also Sonnedix’s largest solar project in Europe to date. Sonnedix entered the Portuguese market in late 2022, with the acquisition of a portfolio of ground-mounted projects located throughout the country. Douro will be constructed by EPC company Zagope (Group Andrade de Gutierrez) and is estimated to be completed by the end of 2024.
The project will have a 14 km 220kV transmission line, which will be constructed by CME. Axel Thiemann, CEO of Sonnedix, said: “The start of construction of this project is a milestone in our growth strategy for Portugal and Europe. “We entered this market at the end of 2022 with over 250MW of solar capacity to develop, and today, we announce the beginning of construction of our largest solar PV project across our entire European portfolio. “It is the first of many projects in Portugal, which is a key market in helping us become a true leader in the energy transition as we continue to expand our portfolio of renewable energy projects throughout the Iberian Peninsula.” At present, Sonnedix has a total capacity including projects under construction and development of approximately 9.3GW, across 10 countries in four continents.
Credits: renews.biz [Image: Sonnedix]