On October 16th, OCA Group representatives initiated a two-week visit in Chile, one of the key countries in OCA Group’s expansion strategy, to meet our delegation members and to develop new potential opportunities in the renewable energy and mining sector, including the consulting services with which EQO completes OCA Group’s diversified products portfolio.

The expedition headed by Joaquim Fajula, OCA’s International Chief Executive Officer and Josep Serrano, Executive Director, showed their interest and expectation in investing and developing new business activities in “one of the countries in Latin America which is investing more heavily in renewable energy”, stated Mr. Fajula.

According to the 2014 Renewable Energy Attractiveness Index report Chile has jumped from near the bottom of the index to 16th place, having approved over 9.9GW of renewables projects, many of significant scale and backed by international developers, despite no formal power offtake incentive regime.

OCA Group representatives were holding meetings in Concepción and Santiago de Chile, where OCA Group has our country office. We have met with representatives from both the private and the public sector in an attempt to build new alliances, strengthen and deepen current partnerships and understand the country’s potential for investment in the short term. In this respect a meeting with Camila Vásquez, Coordinator of the Renewable Energy Department of the Ministry of Energy in Chile, was organized. “It was an invaluable opportunity to present EQO’s expertise in the renewable sector and express our interest to increase our presence in the country”, stated Mr. Serrano.

OCA Group is leader in the Quality & Safety Assurance services in the field of renewable energy. As such OCA Group is specialised in delivering solutions to cutting-edge energy-generation energy renewable plants. Today OCA Group offers testing, inspection and certification services for solar thermal projects and is currently working on several projects in Morocco (Noor I Thermo-Solar Power Plant in Ouarzazate) and South Africa (KaXU Solar One, Khi Solar One and Bokpoort CSP plants).