Cubico Sustainable Investments acquires a 50 MW operational concentrated solar power plant in Spain

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London, 5 February 2020: Cubico Sustainable Investments  (Cubico),  a  leader and global investor in renewable energy, has acquired Arenales Solar PS, S.L., the owner of a 50 MW operational concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, from Pan- European Infrastructure Fund, managed by DWS, a global infrastructure asset manager.

The Arenales project is located in Morón de la Frontera, Seville, in southern Spain and became operational in 2008. It uses parabolic trough thermosolar technology with seven hours of molten salt storage, which, combined with an oversized solar field, allows extended generating hours, contributing to the security of Spain’s electricity system.

As a result of the acquisition, Cubico’s portfolio in Iberia now comprises eight assets across Spain and Portugal, including solar PV, CSP and onshore wind technologies, with a total capacity of 279 MW.

David Swindin, Head of EMEA at Cubico, said: “We are pleased to be adding another CSP project to our portfolio, building on the excellent experience we have had with the Andasol assets and team that joined Cubico in 2017. We believe that the technology offers some  big  advantages  in  helping  the  network  cope  with  the challenges of intermittent renewable power and we look forward to adding  further assets to the portfolio in the future. Spain is now the largest part of the  Cubico portfolio and we are committed to continuing to build on our presence in the country.”

José Canales, Head of Iberia at Cubico, added: “This acquisition is  a  great  example of Cubico´s competitiveness and strong appetite for the Iberian market, where we aim to consolidate a sound and  technologically  diverse  portfolio.  We  are particularly pleased to have also acquired a great team of professionals from the Arenales project, who will strengthen our existing capabilities, contributing to our future growth plans.”