Martifer Solar Honored with "Business Expansion" Award from UK Trade & Investment

Martifer Solar has received the "Business Expansion" award for its contribution and investment in the UK market ---- The company has become one of the leading Developers of utility-scale PV projects in the market, including its recently announced new 100 MW portfolio for development ---- The UK Trade & Investment presented the company with an award at the British embassy in Lisbon, Portugal on 1st July

Martifer Solar, a subsidiary of Martifer SGPS, has been honored in the category of "Business Expansion" by the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), a British government organization that supports international expansion and promotes global investment within the United Kingdom. The company has made a significant contribution and investment into the UK market with its work in the development of utility-scale solar PV projects.


Martifer Solar has become one of the leading fully-integrated players in the UK solar market since its entry in 2011. The company has built more than 110 MW within the past year, including a cluster of nearly 80 MW in partnership with a British company. In addition, Martifer Solar recently announced a new 100 MW portfolio to be fully developed and completed by early 2015. The company has invested a significant amount of money in the United Kingdom as the solar market continues to boom.

"We are pleased to receive this prestigious award from UKTI. It is the best recognition to our UK team's accomplishments throughout the last couple of years. Thanks to their commitment and hard work, today Martifer Solar benefits globally from the investment made and growth potential in the UK market" said Henrique Rodrigues, CEO of Martifer Solar.

The UKTI awards were presented to more than 10 Portuguese companies who collectively have invested more than €16.3M in 2013. The award category of "Business Expansion" recognizes the international company considered to have the greatest potential for expansion and growth in the UK market. The award ceremony took place at the British embassy in Lisbon, Portugal on 1st July.

Filinto Martins, Regional Manager of Europe, said, "The ‘Business Expansion' award sets Martifer Solar as a leading global player and demonstrates the company's success in its strategic focus towards the Development of utility-scale solar projects. We see great potential in the country—also within new segments such as rooftops, where we have strong expertise—and look forward to continue expanding our footprint as a leading Developer in the UK and across other European markets too."

ABOUT MARTIFER SOLAR

Martifer Solar is a leading fully-integrated player in the global photovoltaic market focused on Development, EPC and O&M Service.

The company is based in Portugal and has presence in Europe (Spain, Italy, Greece, Belgium, France, Czech Republic, Slovakia, United Kingdom, Germany, Romania and Ukraine), North and Latin America (United States, Canada, Mexico, El Salvador, Chile, Brazil and Ecuador), Africa (Cape Verde, Mozambique and South Africa) and Asia (India, United Arab Emirates, Singapore and Japan).

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