As the 5th CSP Today USA 2011 (29-30 June, Las Vegas) prepares to open its doors, new Gold Sponsor Cobra Group have partnered with the CSP industry’s leading event.
Cobra Group are one of the most experienced EPC contractors who have paved the way for dispatchable solar thermal with 5 plants in commercial operation using the most advanced technology in the world.
Cobra Group is a subsidiary company within the Industrial Services Group of ACS. It has an extensive experience in the development of services and maintenance activities to support the industry and engineering in the development of projects. Within the mentioned Industrial Services, Cobra occupies a leading position in activities such as distribution infrastructures for energy and water, telecommunications, railways and energy projects. Inside the energy field, Cobra Energía seeks to act as main EPC contractor for dispatchable solar thermal as well as wind energy projects. The Group aims to expand its international activity among the countries with the highest solar and wind resource on earth.
Cobra Energía operates some of Spain’s largest and most prominent wind facilities and has a portfolio of nearly 1.400MW net of wind energy in the country and 220MW installed abroad divided between Portugal (120MW) and Mexico (100MW). Cobra Energía is not only building more than 200 MW between Spain and Dominican Republic but also developing a 120 MW wind farm in Brasil and 32 MW wind farm in Perú. In addition to the ordinary regime generation and wind farms, Cobra Energía promotes dispatchable renewable technologies. Thanks to the molten salt storage, the thermosolar power plants are able to produce electricity after the sunset. Currently operates 250 MW of CSP plants: Andasol-I, Andasol-II, Extresol-I, Extresol-II and Manchasol-I with 50 MW each are the most advanced in the world and are in commercial operation.
The ability to manage electricity on the basis of the energy produced by natural and renewable sources has been a technological revolution, allowing greater stability to the network and the Spanish electricity system.
It has developed cautiously and conservatively to specialise in building wind farms and dispatchable thermosolar power plants and intends on forging ahead and providing vital services to more renewable energy solutions for years to come. Decades spent diversifying business activities and adapting to market demands has treated Cobra Energia well and the company remains firmly focused on delivering its wide range of EPC capabilities to its ever-growing client base for the foreseeable future.