Teixeira Duarte, in partnership with Greenvolt, inaugurated yesterday, June 27th, at its Montijo Operational Pole, a new solar energy Self-Consumption Production Unit (UPAC). Opened in 2011, the Montijo Operational Center is located in an area of ​​more than 130,000 m², being an essential infrastructure for the development of the Teixeira Duarte Group’s activity, particularly in the Construction sector, in Portugal and abroad.

The UPAC is located on the roofs of the buildings, with a total area of ​​5,500m2, and with 2,155 photovoltaic solar modules, having an installed capacity of 1,174 kWp and generating 1,716 MWh of solar energy per year. This means the emission of 823 fewer tons of CO2 per year.

The new UPAC is the result of a partnership established with Greenvolt, which allows, through sharing the added value obtained with the energy generated there, for Teixeira Duarte to benefit from the advantages of solar energy in this establishment without the need for investment, thus leveraging decarbonization of this operation, from the Municipality of Montijo itself and contributing to the objectives of the National Energy and Climate Plan 2021-2030.

Within the Teixeira Duarte Group, the UPAC installation project was managed and monitored by TDGI, a Group company dedicated to the management and maintenance of buildings with experience in energy solutions, including photovoltaic energy and electric mobility projects.

The inauguration event, which brought together the teams involved in the project, both from Teixeira Duarte/TDGI and Greenvolt, was attended by Dr. Ricardo Bernardes representing the Montijo City Council, Dr. Manuel Maria Teixeira Duarte, President of the Board of Directors of Teixeira Duarte, members of the Boards of Directors of several companies in the Group, and representatives of Greenvolt, with emphasis on Dr. João Manso Neto, CEO of Greenvolt, and Eng. Pedro Ramalhosa, Managing Partner of Greenvolt Next Portugal.

Dr. Manuel Maria Teixeira Duarte took advantage of his opening speech at the ceremony to convey to all the people involved in the different phases of the project, a «heartfelt gratitude for the commitment to “making it happen” in favor of preserving our planet, an objective shared by all of us in the Teixeira Duarte Group and integrated into our own mission, which is “To do, contributing to the construction of a better world”.»