A consortium consisting of Eiffage, Schneider Electric and Krinner has been awarded a contract for the construction of a 300 MW solar farm and an extra-high voltage substation in Cestas, France.
The consortium will also be responsible for the plant's operation and maintenance. Work on this project, worth nearly EUR 285 million, is under way.
Eiffage subsidiary Clemessy will perform engineering studies through its RMT business, Eiffage Travaux Publics will provide earth-moving work and Eiffage Energia will handle the interconnection.
Schneider Electric is providing inverters and transformers. Krinner is providing screw-in foundations and photovoltaic mounting structures.
The project, developed by France-based Neoen, will be connected directly to the very-high voltage power grid and is scheduled to come online in October 2015. It is expected to generate over 350 GWh of electricity per year, which is projected to be equal to the daytime power consumption of the entire population of Bordeaux.