The Valencian government’s regional president Alberto Fabra and FCC chairman Baldomero celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony for the plant, which will have an installed capacity of 50MW and produce 110,000MWh of electricity per year.
After visiting the site, Falcones announced that construction of the new plant would create 750 direct and indirect jobs over the next two years.
Fabra expressed his gratitude to FCC, for its investment in the region, its firm commitment to alternative energies, and its role in creating jobs. He also noted that "this first solar thermal plant joins other initiatives implemented by the regional government to promote the use of renewable energies and new technologies, saving and diversification in the energy field."
The solar thermal power plant is located at the southwest edge of the Alhorines Valley, in Villena in the province of Alicante. The area has one of the highest incidences of solar radiation energy in the region, receiving 1,900kWh/m2 per year.