Elecnor has won the CLIME call for tender by the Federación de Municipios y Provincias de Castilla-La Mancha (Federation of municipalities and provinces in Castilla-La Mancha — FEMP-CLM) to improve lighting in 58 municipalities in the region by switching to LED technology. This new 10-year contract has a budget of EUR 127.56 million. The FEMP-CLM believed Elecnor's bid was the most economically advantageous tender.

The switch to LED technology will encompass 58 municipalities in the region, which will see its energy facilities renovated. Above all, it will result in a significant saving on energy bills in these areas. Project CLIME represents a saving of 82.36% on street lighting, 61.79% on interior building lighting, and 10.21% on heating and air conditioning.

The contract includes the maintenance of 83,398 lights, 1,250 street lighting control centres and 983 buildings. Elecnor is a certified ESCO, demonstrating its ability to carry out different types of energy efficiency improvement projects, in both the tertiary and industrial sectors, and town street lighting installations. When acting in the capacity of an ESCO in street lighting projects, the company is responsible for funding, energy management, maintenance and full warranty for the length of the licence or mixed goods and services contract.

In addition to this contract, Elecnor is already an ESCO in 47 municipalities, where it operates 214,846 lights, and it maintains 151,262 lights in a further 32 municipalities. To learn more about project CLIME, visit: https://vimeo.com/325822867

Elecnor, in a consortium with General Electric, is to take part in the construction of the Nachtigal hydroelectric plant, which is the largest such facility in Cameroon. The project is being undertaken by Electricité de France (EDF Internacional), the Republic of Cameroon and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and will entail total investment of around EUR 1 billion.

The EUR 70 million of work to be carried out by Elecnor includes the installation and start-up of the seven generator units with installed capacity of 60 MW, the evacuation substation and the auxiliary systems (BOP).

Construction of the 420 MW hydroelectric power plant will commence in the coming weeks and will last 57 months. Situated 65 km from the capital, Yaoundé, on the Sanaga river, this power station will increase the country's capacity by 30% and will be a cornerstone of the National Development Plan for the Cameroonian electricity sector aimed at transforming the country into an emerging industrialised economy with the capacity to produce sufficient energy to satisfy its needs.

This contract strengthens Elecnor's presence in the country and reflects the company's commitment to Africa as a market now and in the future. Elecnor recently secured a contract to strengthen and stabilise the high-voltage transmission system of the city of Yaoundé entailing the construction of two substations (225kV and 90kV), the extension of four existing substations and the construction of 90kV and 225kV lines.