New team and acquisition of solar project pipeline boosts Solarcentury’s Latin American business

New team and acquisition of solar project pipeline boosts Solarcentury’s Latin American business

400MW solar pipeline acquired across five countries

Four new solar industry professionals have joined Solarcentury’s Latin American business, from private equity investor ECOSolar. Enhancing the LatAm team strengthens Solarcentury’s ambition to become the leading developer in the region. The 400MW of utility-scale pipeline acquired from ECOSolar includes solar projects that are a mix of ready to build and partially developed sites across Mexico, and Central and South America.

The new starters bring extensive expertise of LatAm project development, to bolster the Solarcentury teams across the Panamanian, Mexican and Chilean offices. Enrique de Ramon (ECOSolar General Manager) now leads Solarcentury’s business in LatAm; Fernando Zuñiga leads Development across the region excluding Mexico; and other new joiners include Gabriela Bergantino and Belkis Rios.

Enrique de Ramon, Managing Director of Solarcentury in Latin America said, “Solarcentury’s development experience will ensure that the sizeable pipeline of acquired projects will be converted to completed projects, ensuring ROI for investors, and that businesses will benefit from cheaper power for the lifetime of the projects. The project pipeline for the whole of Solarcentury’s LatAm business is now over 1GW; the team and I look forward to growing this further. The significant strength of Solarcentury’s LatAm team means the company is exceptionally well placed to become a market leader in the region.”

Frans van den Heuvel, CEO at Solarcentury said, “Solarcentury has past experience of working with ECOSolar so we are confident that it is a positive cultural fit. The new starters in the LatAm business, together with the many talented Solarcentury people already working across our LatAm offices, will build on the multi-megawatt projects we’ve already delivered in the region. This will add to the 800MW of solar projects Solarcentury has already delivered, across four continents.”

The new joiners are based in Panama City which is Solarcentury’s regional hub.

Notes to editors
In November 2020 Solarcentury joined forces with Statkraft – read the press release here solarcenturyafrica.com/statkraft-acquires-solarcentury

About Solarcentury: Established in 1998, Solarcentury is a leading global solar power company that develops, constructs, owns and operates utility-scale solar and smart technology. Solarcentury is known internationally for developing and building some of the largest utility-scale solar projects in the UK, the Netherlands, Spain, Kenya and Mexico, including pioneering projects such as the world’s first solar bridge at Blackfriars Station in Central London.
Solarcentury’s mission is to make a meaningful difference in the global fight against climate chaos by making solar power the dominant energy source worldwide. During Solarcentury’s 22-year history the business has helped solar power become mainstream, and our projects have generated 6 billion kWh of clean electricity, saving over 1.7 million tonnes of CO2 emissions.
About Statkraft: Statkraft is a leading company in hydropower internationally and Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy. The Group produces hydropower, wind power, solar power, gas-fired power and supplies district heating. Statkraft is a global company in energy market operations. Statkraft has 4,000 employees in 17 countries. www.statkraft.com

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