Press release

Lantania builds a 50 MW solar power plant in Ciudad Real for Verbund Green Power Iberia

  • The plant is scheduled to be in the first half of 2024
  • The project will create 150 jobs

Madrid, 21 September 2023. Lantania is building a photovoltaic plant in Ciudad Real for Verbund Green Power Iberia, the Spanish subsidiary of the Austrian energy company Verbund. The infrastructure, water and energy group has signed a turnkey contract with Verbund Green Power Iberia to build the new solar park.

Called ‘Calatrava II’ and located in Campo de Calatrava, the site will be able to generate 50 MWp, which is equivalent to the annual energy consumption of some 30,000 homes.

Construction work, which is already underway, will create 120 direct jobs and another 30 indirect ones. The plant is scheduled to be operational in the first half of 2024.

A total of 76,600 photovoltaic solar panels will be installed, spread over 104 hectares, to generate 100,000 MWh/year of clean energy and save the emission of some 70,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere each year.

The project’s major milestones include the construction of a 3 km underground transmission line between the solar plant and the S/E Manzanares 400/220 kV substation.

This solar farm means that Lantania currently has 280 MW of solar installations under construction in 2023, in addition to the 400 MW that the company already has underway in projects throughout the Iberian Peninsula. Projects already completed and in the operation and maintenance phase include the Tordesillas solar farm (125 MW), as well as the ones in Añover and Huecas (100 MW), Torrijos (50 MW) and San Jorge (23 MW). Energy is currently one of Lantania’s fastest growing business divisions and now accounts for 37% of the Group’s contracts.

After breaking ground on the ‘Calatrava II’ solar plant, Verbund Green Power Iberia now has 112 MW of renewable energy projects under construction in Spain. The company currently has 596 MW of green energy projects up and running and an extensive portfolio of advanced development projects in the country.

Since its entry into the Spanish market in 2021, Verbund has strengthened its position as a power generation company in the Iberian Peninsula. Ninety-seven percent of the energy that Verbund, Austria’s leading energy company, currently generates comes from renewable and environmentally friendly sources. The group aims to cover 25% of its total power generation with photovoltaics and onshore wind power by 2030.

About Verbund 

Verbund is Austria’s leading electricity company and one of the largest producers of electricity from hydropower in Europe. Close to 100% of the Group’s electricity generation comes from climate friendly, renewable hydropower.

Verbund Green Power Iberia is an electricity generation company and the Spanish subsidiary of the Verbund Group. It has been active in the Spanish renewable market since September 2021 and aims to produce more than 3GW in the country by 2030.

About Lantania

Lantania Group builds major transportation, water and energy infrastructures. It develops sustainable solutions that improve quality of life and build a cleaner, more sustainable world. The company has a portfolio of construction work in progress in excess of 650 million euros and assets of more than 200 million euros. The maintenance of the runways at the Adolfo Suárez-Madrid Barajas Airport, the electrification of the first section of the high-speed train to Extremadura, the urbanisation of the Central Breakwater of the Port of Bilbao expansion and the construction of a solar plant in the City of Justice in Valencia are just a few of Lantania’s major projects. The company operates in Colombia, the USA, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Chile, Slovakia and Bulgaria.