METKA EGN is pleased to announce that it has recently signed a contract with Atacama Solar S.A., a subsidiary of the solar independent power producer Sonnedix, to undertake the EPC and O&M of the Atacama Solar II 170,65MWp PV project located in the municipality of Pica, Tarapaca Region, in Chile.

The scope of the project includes the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the Atacama Solar II plant, as well as a contract for the operation and maintenance (O&M) services for two years.

The project is expected to be completed in December 2020 and the production is estimated to cover the needs of more than 100,000 households, while contributing in the avoidance of the emission of around 200,000 metric tons of CO2 per year.

This the third project for Sonnedix by METKA EGN, following on from the completion of the Oriana 57MW PV project in Isabela, Puerto Rico (as part of the awarded Sonnedix Oriana solar PV plant project, due to its resilience in the face of Hurricane Maria in 2017) and the 5 MW Lavansol M8 solar park, in Saint Etienne Des Sorts, in France.

METKA EGN has been active in the Latin American market since 2016.

The total cost of the investment for Sonnedix is of US$180 million (EUR 160milllion).