Endesa has launched an international competition in a search for economic and business development projects for the land on which the Litoral (Carboneras) power station stands

Carboneras Coastal Thermal Power Plant (Almería).
Carboneras Coastal Thermal Power Plant (Almeria).
  • Contact from those interested in participating in the contest will be open until 2pm on 26 February. Those proposals considered to be the most attractive will continue to the second phase in which they will be asked to present binding offers.
  • An evaluation commission consisting of different public administrations, the University of Almería and Endesa will be responsible for analysing the suitability of the binding offers presented from a social, sustainability and job creation point of view.

Endesa today launched an international competition to search for projects that will enable economic and industrial development on the land where the Litoral de Carboneras Thermal Power Plant stands, once its closure and dismantling has been completed. This unique initiative for Andalusia is in response to Endesa's commitment to undertake fair energy transition that involves replacing Litoral's generation capacity with clean and renewable technologies, will involve the generation of wealth and employment in Carboneras through the development of industrial projects that meet social and environmental sustainability criteria.

This contest will be undertaken by Endesa with the collaboration of the University of Almería with whom an agreement was signed last September for a team from the University make the technical and economic analyses of the process. The University of Almería will also be part of an assessment committee that will be set up during the final phase of the contest, together with the public administrations and Endesa for the purpose of analysing the suitability of the offers presented and assessing whether the projects meet the needs of the area.

The purpose of this international call for projects is for Endesa to attract economic activity and employment to Almeria, making available to the interested parties both the location and the existing assets at the Litoral thermal power plant, as well as the advantageous position of the Port Terminal. In a similar initiative completed during the last year at the Compostilla plant (León), Endesa received five proposals for projects compatible with the territory and these have already obtained the support of the assessment committee chosen for this site.

Endesa's Futur-e plan in Litoral also includes launching an international competition to find a proposal for economic and labour reactivation in Carboneras. Endesa is projecting 1,500 megawatts of renewable energy in the province of Almería consisting mainly of photovoltaic power to replace the 1,159 megawatts that used to be produced by the Litoral thermal power plant. This will involve investment of several hundred million euros.

New employment opportunities and training in renewable energies to improve the employability of people.

For the development of the Futur-e Plan for Litoral, Endesa is in constant contact with the main players involved in Almería, as well as with local, regional and national administrations, to coordinate the whole process with a view to creating shared value with all those involved and to achieving a fair transition towards new business models.


Phases of the international Futur-e Litoral competition

Today marks the beginning of the first phase for the international competition with a period for submission of requests for expressions of interest, which will confirm their intention to undertake a project for the entire site or for part of it, in accordance with the model established on the Endesa website. The deadline for the submission of expressions of interest will be 26 February 2021 at 2pm.

Upon receipt of requests to participate in the competition, an initial selection will be made. The competition will then enter a second phase when the proposals selected will need to present a project that should include an economic-financial business plan, a schedule and a sustainability assessment covering social, occupational and environmental impact.

Finally, an assessment commission consisting of the different public administrations, the University of Almería and Endesa will analyse the suitability of the proposals presented by those that pass the second phase from a social and sustainability point of view. The objective of this body will be to assess the suitability of the projects for the needs of the area, their business feasibility and their ability to generate employment.

The process will end with the selection of the projects validated and the signing of agreements with the promoters.


About Endesa

Endesa is the leading electricity company in Spain and the second largest in Portugal. It is also the second largest gas operator in the Spanish market. It is an integrated business operation that encompasses everything from generation to marketing, and through Endesa X it provides added value services aimed at decarbonising the energy used in homes, companies, industries and government agencies. Endesa is firmly committed to the United Nations SDGs and as a result strongly promotes the development of renewable energies through Enel Green Power Spain, the electrification of the economy and Corporate Social Responsibility. We also work in the latter area through the Endesa Foundation. We have around 10,000 employees. Endesa is part of Enel, the largest electricity group in Europe.


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