Elecnor, through its subsidiary Elecnor do Brazil, is currently constructing an electricity transmission line, which is over 200 kilometres long, in Brazil, for EUR 18.5 million. The project, called Solaris, is being promoted by Sterlite Power Transmission Limited, an Indian company which is a point of reference in the power transmission sector and operates globally in the sector of infrastructures.
This is an essential project in guaranteeing that the solar power plants in the north of the state of Minas Gerais are connected to the National Interconnected System. In doing so, the project will reinforce the transmission network with a capacity of 1.6 GW and will help to improve economic development in this region of the country.
The first section to be built by Elecnor will stretch into the municipalities of Janaúba and Jaíba. It will be a 93-km 230 kV double-circuit transmission line. The second section will link Pirapora with Três Marias via a 112-km 345 kV single-circuit transmission line.
To build this infrastructure, Elecnor has joined forces with Sterlite Power, a leading Indian company in the power transmission sector. It is estimated that the development of this project will create around 640 jobs and will be in operation in 2022.
Elecnor in Brazil
With the award of the Solaris project, Elecnor has strengthened its presence in Brazil even more and has established its position as market leader through construction and power generation. In total, the Group has developed over 11,000 km of transmission lines, 870 km of gas pipelines and over 100 electric substations. Furthermore, the company has a solid portfolio of renewable energy projects, mainly wind and solar, with over 1 GW of power already being generated and another 800 MW under construction.