Ingeteam is expanding internationally by opening two new subsidiaries in Morocco and Peru. With this expansion, the company has secured its position as a global leader in the provision of operation and maintenance services to energy generation plants with a global presence in 22 countries. Both subsidiaries are focussed on the renewable energies sector and have currently been awarded PV contracts, however there are also plans to increase their presence in both countries in the wind power sector.
In Morocco, Ingeteam employs a staff of 15 to perform operation and maintenance tasks at three PV plants with installed capacities of 71.5 MWp, 84.5 MWp and 19.5 MWp. Last year, Ingeteam also supplied PV inverters to these plants, which are among the largest in North Africa. The power produced is delivered to the power distribution grid of this North African country, serving to cover the energy demand of thousands of homes in Morocco. This makes it possible to slightly reduce the country's heavy reliance on foreign energy sources, given the fact that Morocco imports 90% of all the energy it consumes. The implementation of this project comes within the framework of the target set by Morocco, to produce 52% of all its energy from renewable energy sources by year 2030.
On the other hand, Ingeteam has already supplied more than 700 MW in PV inverters and is responsible for the operation and maintenance services for 230 MW in a total of five South African PV plants. Furthermore, Ingeteam was recently awarded the supply and commissioning of the protection, control and measurement systems for three sub-stations in Malaui.
In Peru, the Lima subsidiary is providing operation and maintenance services in the PV sector at two solar plants in the region of Arequipa in southern Peru. These solar parks were constructed in 2012 and both have an installed power of 22 MW, generating sufficient electricity to supply a community of up to 80,000 inhabitants.
One plant is the Repartición solar park, which is the first PV plant in South America to generate electricity from solar energy. The second plant is located in the district of Majes, with more than 56,000 solar panels installed and covering an area of 100 hectares.
Furthermore, in 2014 Ingeteam supplied its power stations to a 20 MW PV plant located close to the municipality of Moquegua in the province of Mariscal Nieto.
With the opening of this subsidiary, Ingeteam expects to strengthen its prominent position in the Latin American market as a supplier of power converters and provider of operation and maintenance services for renewable energy generation plants.