Chile’s Renewable Energy Boost: PowerTree Selects AFRY for Solar Portfolio Engineering

Chile’s Renewable Energy Boost: PowerTree Selects AFRY for Solar Portfolio Engineering

(IN BRIEF) PowerTree, a global renewable energy company, has partnered with AFRY to construct a 45MW solar portfolio in Chile, aiming to integrate clean energy into the national grid. As an Independent Power Producer (IPP), PowerTree specializes in solar development and management. AFRY will provide detailed engineering services for 15 solar photovoltaic (PV) projects across Chile, each with a capacity of 3MW, spanning from the north to the south of the country. This collaboration represents a significant step towards Chile’s carbon reduction goals and facilitates distributed generation.

(PRESS RELEASE) SOLNA, 6-Jun-2024 — /EuropaWire/ — In a significant move towards advancing Chile’s renewable energy sector, PowerTree has enlisted the expertise of AFRY to oversee detailed engineering services for the construction of a 45MW solar portfolio and its integration into the national grid.

PowerTree, a global player in the renewable energy arena, is committed to spearheading solar development initiatives worldwide. Operating as an Independent Power Producer (IPP), PowerTree specializes in the development, construction, and management of solar projects, with a particular focus on Chile.

Under this partnership, AFRY will provide intricate engineering services for a diverse array of solar projects spanning Chile. With 15 solar photovoltaic (PV) installations planned, each boasting a capacity of 3MW, the collaboration with PowerTree signifies AFRY’s commitment to advancing clean energy infrastructure from the northern to the southern regions of Chile.

Joep Thomassen, Technical Director of PowerTree Ltd., underscores the significance of engaging AFRY as a technical consultant in accelerating South America’s transition to clean energy. AFRY’s esteemed reputation in renewable energy makes them an indispensable partner in driving the green energy agenda in the region.

Jorge Saavedra, Group Leader of Renewable Energy for Latin America at AFRY, expresses gratitude for the opportunity to design the detailed engineering framework for PowerTree’s solar portfolio. This endeavor, he notes, not only aligns with Chile’s carbon reduction objectives but also facilitates widespread distributed energy generation across the country. Leveraging AFRY’s extensive experience encompassing over 500 solar projects globally, Saavedra emphasizes the firm’s unwavering commitment to delivering high-quality installations adhering to local regulations.

AFRY stands as a leading engineering consultancy firm in the Latin American power sector, actively supporting the region’s transition to clean energy through a comprehensive suite of services. From technical consultancy to operation and maintenance support, AFRY remains dedicated to driving sustainable energy solutions across the continent.

AFRY provides engineering, design, digital and advisory services to accelerate the transition towards a sustainable society. We are 19,000 devoted experts in industry, energy and infrastructure sectors, creating impact for generations to come. AFRY has Nordic roots with a global reach, net sales of 27 BSEK and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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Media Contacts:

Angel Arancibia
Commercial Manager, AFRY Chile

Virginia Ferrari
Communications Manager, Energy



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