Martifer Solar, a Portugese solar developer, is building a 78.4MW solar portfolio for Lightsource Renewable Energy, an English company. This will be the largest utility-scale project in UK which consists of five plants located in Cambridgeshire, Devon, Nottingham, and Swindon.
New Net reported that Martifer entered into an EPC agreement with Lightsource to construct four further projects, bringing the total capacity to 78.4MW after one of the farm at Spittleborough was sold. All these five plants will be added to Lightsource’s asset management portfolio, and Martifer will be retained under an O&M contract.
“We have been very active developers in the UK market and are looking forward to a continued healthy pipeline of utility-scale projects in development to be ready to build throughout 2014 and early 2015,” said João Cunha, country manager of Martifer Solar in the UK.
Kareen Boutonnat, managing director for Lightsource Renewable Energy added that: “With the largest development pipeline in the UK, we have to ensure we build on relationships with our trusted EPCs like Martifer Solar who already have significant experience developing and constructing solar farms in the UK. This local knowledge is vital in ensuring our solar farms are constructed to a high standard and in a responsible nature, respecting the local communities.”
Martifer has been active in the UK since 2011, and has a ground-mount solar pipeline of 5GW.