Gestamp Renewables was joined by Arizona government officials as it announced plans for its 27-acre Solar Steel factory at the Skyway Business Park in Surprise, Arizona. The new facility will include a steel fabrication factory and the U.S. headquarters for Gestamp Solar Steel.
The factory’s first phase will cover 75,000 square feet, with the possibility of a phased expansion over time that would include added manufacturing capacity. The Arizona plant will fabricate steel structures for customers, which includes BrightSource Energy and its 392MW Ivanpah Solar project. The Solar Steel factory intends to manufacture steel structures for both CSP and PV solar projects.
“Our strategic investment in Arizona represents an important milestone for Gestamp Renewables and follows our belief that the Southwestern U.S. will be the epicenter of large-scale solar energy development in North America for years to come,” said Jon Riberas, president and CEO of Gestamp Renewables. “We also believe that Gestamp Renewables is uniquely positioned to provide solar project developers with cost-effective structural solutions that embody advanced technology, the highest level of quality assurance and outstanding operational and logistical support.”