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Capital Energy, Emobi Industries and Sodical Financial Institute of Castilla y León sign a strategic agreement to promote the reindustrialization of El Bierzo

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  • Post published:21/09/2022
  • The energy group is committed to promoting among the suppliers of its facilities in this autonomous community the purchase of wind towers produced by the Bercian company
  • To meet the industrial objectives of this alliance, Emobi Industries would create, in the coming years, up to 800 direct jobs in its factory in La Llanada (Ponferrada) and would increase its production to 45 of towers per week, helping to position El Bierzo as an international reference wind hub

Ponferrada (León), February 4, 2022.- Capital Energy, a Spanish energy company born two decades ago and whose vocation is to become the first vertically integrated 100% renewable operator in the Iberian Peninsula; Emobi Industries, a company specialized in the design, manufacture and assembly of metallic structures for more than 15 years and with the firm intention of also leading the production of wind towers; and the Junta de Castilla y León have once again highlighted their mutual commitment to the socioeconomic development of this autonomous community.

Thus, the aforementioned companies and the Junta de Castilla y León -through its company for investment and industrial and business revitalization Sodical– have signed a strategic agreement to promote the reindustrialization of El Bierzo, which will place renewable energies as the backbone of the economic, social and business revitalization of a region strongly affected by the closure of mining and thermal power plants. 

The signing ceremony, held at Sodical’s headquarters in Valladolid, was attended by Sodical’s CEO, Carmen Sanz; the regional director of Capital Energy in Castilla y León, Víctor Fernández; the CEO of Emobi Industries, Miguel Ángel Díaz, and the general director of this company, Guillermo Bergareche.

By virtue of this agreement, the energy group undertakes to promote among the suppliers of its facilities in Castilla y León the purchase of wind towers manufactured by the berciana company, in which the Junta de Castilla y León participates, through Sodical . In an initial phase, Capital Energy will prioritize the experience of Emobi Industries in the manufacture of this fundamental part of wind turbines, an area in which it hopes to become an international benchmark, after the acquisition of the Llanada factory in Ponferrada. Subsequently, both hope to expand their cooperation to other key components of the renewable industry.

The materialization of this alliance commercially consolidates the Emobi Industries wind tower plant in Ponferrada and supports the company’s business plan. In fact, it would allow the company to manufacture up to 15 tower sections per week starting this year at its facilities in La Llanada, where it also plans to create up to 200 new jobs. 

In the next three years, the company plans to reach a weekly production capacity of up to 45 sections, which would allow it to create some 800 direct jobs and 2,400 indirect jobs, thereby helping to position El Bierzo as a hub< /em> benchmark wind power at the international level. For this, it will have the support of Sodical, which participates in the company and will jointly analyze with it the open public calls for the sector to which it could attend.

Another of the strengths of the agreement is the commitment made by all parties to promote training and the creation of a job bank in El Bierzo associated with the renewable sector. To this end, the companies will collaborate with vocational training centers in the region and universities in Castilla y León in the organization of practical training cycles to facilitate the labor integration of young people, as well as in initiatives aimed at the professional reintegration of disadvantaged groups and of unemployed people over 55 years of age linked to mining and the operation of coal-fired power plants.

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