August 5 (Renewables Now) - Spanish airport operator Aena SME SA (BME:AENA) has awarded in a tender a contract for the construction and commissioning of a 7.5-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) system at the Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport.
A joint venture (JV) between Instalaciones y Servicios para el Ahorro y la Eficiencia SA (INSAE) and Control y Montajes Industriales SA (CYMI) emerged last week as the winner of the contract. Aena initially expected its value to be around EUR 10.96 million (USD 12.2m), but then the INSAE-CYMI JV presented a bid of EUR 8.2 million, the lowest in the tender. It will execute the work in 39 months, according to Aena’s website.
Spanish daily El Pais said the PV system will stretch across 22 hectares (54.4 acres) at the Madrid airport. The annual output is estimated at 11.7 GWh, which equals 16% of the consumption of the terminals 1, 2 and 3. Once in operation, the PV system will power the airport without exporting any surplus to the grid.
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