(AOF) – Vergnet’s activities are growing in Brazil. Indeed, several photovoltaic solar power plant projects will soon see the light of day. In Itapui in the State of São Paulo and in Guanambi in the State of Bahia, Vergnet was retained for engineering, project management, partial supply of materials, civil construction, assembly and commissioning assignments. in service. The commissioning of the first photovoltaic plant in Itapui (750 kilowatt-peak) will take place next month.
In addition, Vergnet carries out engineering and environmental development missions for the development of several photovoltaic power plants in several other Brazilian states. Nearly 60 technicians and engineers are mobilized for the successful completion of the various projects.
For Cyril Ledran, CEO of the Group, declares: “these projects demonstrate the company’s ability to adapt and its ability to offer the most relevant solutions to meet the objectives and constraints of our customers. Skills and agility of our teams allow us to be particularly competitive in the most complex markets.”
Vergnet Americas is also in the process of discussing several projects concerning different countries in the area.
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