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Mota-Engil ATIV builds photovoltaic power plant at EPAL

Mota-Engil ATIV leads a consortium responsible for the Design/Construction of the Photovoltaic Power Plant for self-consumption at the Valada – Tejo intake and Vale da Pedra Water Treatment Plant.

The contract includes Operation and Maintenance services and will be developed in the Valada – Tejo capture station (850 KW AC) that collects water directly from the river Tejo that, after being treated, is distributed by EPAL and in the Vale da Pedra Water Treatment Plant (650 KW AC).

The contract was signed at a public presentation session of the “EPAL 0% – Energy Neutrality” programme that took place at the Asseiceira Water Treatment Plant and was attended by the Secretary of State for Environment and Energy, João Galamba.

The programme will allow EPAL to achieve energy neutrality in all its operations, through mix an integrated mix of technological solutions: energy efficiency actions, production of its own energy from renewable sources with the installation of hydroelectric, wind and photovoltaic power plants, installation of micro-grids, digitalisation and storage operations in water reservoirs.

In the current context, organisations have been assuming sustainability as a priority commitment and in response to this global challenge, Mota-Engil ATIV supports customers with energy and water efficiency solutions. A partner of EPAL and with the same goal in mind, this contract reinforces the commitment of both towards carbon neutrality.

Through the implementation of the Photovoltaic Power Plant (UPAC) it will be possible to obtain, not only a significant reduction of the electric energy bill, but also less dependence on the fluctuations of the market energy tariff and contribute to a significant reduction of CO2 emissions.

The work includes the design and preparation of the project for the execution of the UPACs, execution of the contract, construction of infrastructures, civil construction and structures, mechanical and electrical installations and installation and commissioning of the UPACs, execution of the interconnection infrastructures of each UPAC and the provision of operation and maintenance services.