Phoenix Project


Country / Region Spain
Industry Energy & Water

Forestalia is a business group dedicated to renewable energies: wind, photovoltaic, biomass generation and pellet production. It has already promoted almost 2,000 megawatts (MW) and is processing another 6,000 renewable MW in the coming months. Forestalia was the largest winner of the renewable auctions called by the Government of Spain in 2016 and 2017.

Forestalia, which operates in Spain, France and Italy, anticipated the new paradigm of renewable electricity generation, in an efficient, open and competitive market, towards a carbon-free economy. The company advocates creating value and opportunities for sustainable socioeconomic development with a positive return, especially in rural areas, where the projects are located.

Project

The ‘Phoenix Project’ is made up of ten wind farms in the provinces of Zaragoza and Teruel, Aragon (Spain). These ten wind farms add up to 342 MW, in 91 turbines. It is promoted by Forestalia, together with ENGIE and Mirova. The project is financed by JPMorgan, Banco Sabadell and Santander Corporate & Investment Banking, and has GE Renewable Energy as a technology provider. These parks, which stand out for their excellent wind resource, produce around 1000 GWh / year of green energy.

Aldesa, Eiffage and ELECNOR have been the companies in charge of carrying out the civil works. Clifford Chance, DNV, KPMG, Marsh have been the Project Finance advisers; Cuatrecasas and Rubicon acted as advisors to the shareholders. Standard & Poors has certified the Green Loan nature of the financing.

Challenges

Forestalia wanted to integrate all the internal and external participants of the project into the document management process. Coordinating the delivery and distribution of documentation, with the intervention of so many participants, was a fundamental objective for the effective development of the Phoenix project. For this, it was necessary to have a single platform to which all participants could access by roles or permissions and where they could upload documentation, update and carry out revisions or manage communications.

In addition, it was essential that the solution be highly customisable, to be able to adapt to the needs of the company in terms of coding and processes.

Solutions

From the beginning Project Phoenix's objective was to facilitate access to information in real time, and it the same time obtaining all the traceability of said documentation. For this reason, a simple module division structure was chosen. Each module incorporated its own flow of work and distribution, adapted to the needs of the participants.

To facilitate the work of the Phoenix project participants, separate spaces were created within thinkproject tpCDE for each of the clusters. In this way, the organisation of documentation and communications was made easier. Each cluster was organised into two large areas: Correspondence and Documentation Management.
Within Correspondence, all the specific processes for the management of emails, letters, transmittal, non-conformities, technical requests and change orders were incorporated. In the area of Documentation Management, areas were enabled for the management of Technical Documents, Project Documentation, Certifications and Reports. Likewise, the Technical Documents area incorporated a master list for the management and planning of the plans.
For each area, workflows and coding processes were created according to the specific needs of the type of document.

Thanks to the collaboration between Forestalia and thinkproject and extensive consulting work by thinkproject’s support team, it was possible to establish a procedure that would allow configuring a customised template according to the specific needs of Forestalia to promote the standardisation of future projects of the company, while respecting the peculiarities of each.

Outcome

The Phoenix Project has its 10 wind farms in operation. The results have been very positive and for this reason we continue to trust thinkproject and its support team for the management of the new projects that Forestalia has already underway, such as the 'Aliagar' photovoltaic plant, currently under construction in San Mateo de Gállego (Zaragoza).

Forestalia has been one of the first renewable energy companies in Spain to commit to digital transformation and the standardisation of its information and processes thanks to the adoption of thinkproject tpCDE for the management of its entire portfolio of projects.

Testimonial

“The thinkproject tpCDE Platform has met our expectations and has helped us to improve our way of structuring information and collaborating in an organized way on our projects. It is a truly customizable and powerful platform, but what has helped us the most on this path to digital transformation has been the constant support and availability of the thinkproject support team. We are convinced that, beyond the chosen technological solution, being able to trust a technological partner to accompany you is essential for success". Head of Documentation Management at Forestalia

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