Eiffage Energía has arrived in Latin America to stay. This is demonstrated by our intense activity in countries like Mexico, Chile and Brazil, where our renewable energy projects have seen an area of expansion with great prospects outside Spain.
Now, in addition, our company, Spanish headquarters of the French group Eiffage, is embarking on another business venture in a new country in Latin America: an international subsidiary in Peru which already has its headquarters in Lima. Thus, we continue our internationalisation process, which began in Europe in 2008, with the turnkey construction of the Amareleja solar photovoltaic plant in Portugal, and was strengthened in 2012 with the construction of the Pawlowo wind farm in Poland, and only one year later, in 2013, it crossed the pond with the subsidiaries Eiffage Energía Brazil and Eiffage Energía Chile, consolidating later, in 2014, with a subsidiary in Mexico.
The opening of our new Peruvian subsidiary coincides with the Eiffage Energía award for an important electrical infrastructure project, which has come about thanks to three fundamental factors: our competitive offer, the optimal planning we have performed for its execution and the vast experience gained over recent years in similar projects, which has made us a benchmark in the construction of transmission lines in Spain and beyond.
This electrical infrastructure project in Peru consists of the construction of two sections of transmission lines that connect several substations, whose execution will be marked by the environmental conditions of the area, with altitudes of more than 4,000 metres, low temperatures and the peculiarity of working during the rainy season. In short, a competitive project for which we have adjusted the size of our resources and reduced deadlines.
Projects in Chile
With regard to activity in our Chilean subsidiary this has resulted in recent years in such major projects as the construction of the San Andrés solar plant or the Javiera photovoltaic park, in addition to the Quilapilún photovoltaic plant, one of the largest plants in Latin America. To them the EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) power project for the Sierra Gorda wind farm has recently been added, which has been signed with Enel Green Power (EGP) Chile for the construction of a booster substation and a power line in the municipality of Sierra Gorda, located in the Atacama Desert, one of the driest in the world.