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About us

About Forestalia

Forestalia is a business group dedicated to renewable energies (wind, photovoltaic and biomass). It was born in Zaragoza in 2011, as result of the extensive previous business experience of Fernando Samper Rivas, president and founder of the group.

From its Aragonese roots, Forestalia has grown with clear national and international vocation.

Forestalia’s current project portfolio is 3.6 GW of renewable energies. Among them, almost 2 GW correspond to the Ministry of Industry 2016 and 2017 auctions, in which Forestalia was the largest bidder.

Historical turning point

The world is changing. We are living a very important turning point in the commitment to sustainability:

  • Growing public and institutional environmental demands

  • Exhaustion of the fossil fuel model, unsustainable and harmful.

  • Disturbing unsolved nuclear power problems

  • Rapid revolution of renewable energies, with high technological efficiency and cost reduction.

This time of change creates great improvement opportunities for all:

  • For people: more employment and territorial development, especially in rural areas.

  • For the environment: clean, emission-free and carbon neutral energy.

  • For the economy: fast-growing sector, technologically speaking and solvent financial models.

  • For countries: the possibility of producing their own clean and sustainable energy, which reduces the energy deficit generated by other fuels dependency.

Auctions

During the renewable energy moratorium, we worked hard to advance the development of the project portfolio. When the 2016 and 2017 auctions finally arrived, we were ready, with the best projects and the strongest alliances. And these are the results:

January 2016: 300 MW wind power and 108.5 MW biomass.

May 2017: 1,200 MW wind power, in alliance with General Electric (GE)

July 2017: 316 MW photovoltaic.

Total: 1.924,5 MW awarded

Corporate Culture

Vision: to be referents in the new paradigm of renewable energy generation, in an efficient, open and competitive market, in a carbon-free economy, creating value and opportunities for sustainable socioeconomic development, with a positive and solidary return, especially in the territory where the projects are carried out.

Mission: customer satisfaction, with professional attitudes and actions, responsible and dialogue, through the development of sustainable projects, maximizing the efficiency of resources, and guided by ethics as a basic pillar.

Values:

Sustainability

Anticipation

Vision of the future

Efficiency

Profitability

The management team

In Forestalia we work with 80 professionals from different disciplines

Chairman

Fernando Samper Rivas

More than 25 years of business experience
Former CEO of Grupo Jorge, an international company
Development and investment in more than 800 MW of renewable energy before Forestalia

eolic & photovoltaic CEO

Yann Dumont

15 years of experience
He has been Director at Abengoa and EDPr with participation in development and construction.
Management of 2 GW of wind, photovoltaic and biomass projects

General Director of Biomass

Mario Scharf

25 years of experience
He has been Director of Grupo ENCE and Green Energy Team LLC
Boosted several biomass plants in Europe and the United States

Director of the Chairman

Mario Gracia

20 years of experience
He held management positions at SIEMENS, AENA, IVECO
Strategic and operational manager of the awarding of 1,924 MW in renewable auctions

Executive Vice President and CEO of Biomass

Fernando Muñoz Suárez

25 years of experience
He was Managing Director of Foresta Capital SCR, dedicated to the development of biomass and energy crops.

Chairman of the Board

Laurent Jourdain de Thieulloy

More than 20 years of experience
Laurent has been Director of International Sales at Campodulce Curados SA
CEO of Jourdain Group and commercial manager at Bikenergy SL

Financial director

Carlos Reyero

More than 30 years of experience in the financial market
He has been financial director at Urbaser, ACS Group and Globalvía
He has directed the financing of more than 60 projects in twelve countries.

Work with us

In this section you can find current job offers from Forestalia:

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About us

About Forestalia

Forestalia is a business group dedicated to renewable energies (wind, photovoltaic and biomass). It was born in Zaragoza in 2011, as result of the extensive previous business experience of Fernando Samper Rivas, president and founder of the group.

From its Aragonese roots, Forestalia has grown with clear national and international vocation.

Forestalia’s current project portfolio is 3.6 GW of renewable energies. Among them, almost 2 GW correspond to the Ministry of Industry 2016 and 2017 auctions, in which Forestalia was the largest bidder.

Historical turning point

The world is changing. We are living a very important turning point in the commitment to sustainability:

Growing public and institutional environmental demands

Exhaustion of the fossil fuel model, unsustainable and harmful.

Disturbing unsolved nuclear power problems

Rapid revolution of renewable energies, with high technological efficiency and cost reduction.

This time of change creates great improvement opportunities for all:

For people: more employment and territorial development, especially in rural areas.

For the environment: clean, emission-free and carbon neutral energy.

For the economy: fast-growing sector, technologically speaking and solvent financial models.

For countries: the possibility of producing their own clean and sustainable energy, which reduces the energy deficit generated by other fuels dependency.

Auctions

During the renewable energy moratorium, we worked hard to advance the development of the project portfolio. When the 2016 and 2017 auctions finally arrived, we were ready, with the best projects and the strongest alliances. And these are the results:

January 2016: 300 MW wind power and 108.5 MW biomass.

May 2017: 1,200 MW wind power, in alliance with General Electric (GE)

July 2017: 316 MW photovoltaic.

Total: 1.924,5 MW awarded

Corporate culture

Vision: to be referents in the new paradigm of renewable energy generation, in an efficient, open and competitive market, in a carbon-free economy, creating value and opportunities for sustainable socioeconomic development, with a positive and solidary return, especially in the territory where the projects are carried out.

Mission: customer satisfaction, with professional attitudes and actions, responsible and dialogue, through the development of sustainable projects, maximizing the efficiency of resources, and guided by ethics as a basic pillar.

Values:

Sustainability

Anticipation

Vision of the future

Efficiency

Profitability

The management team

In Forestalia we work with 80 professionals from different disciplines

Chairman

Fernando Samper Rivas

More than 25 years of business experience
Former CEO of Grupo Jorge, an international company
Development and investment in more than 800 MW of renewable energy before Forestalia

Executive Vice President and CEO of Biomass

Fernando Muñoz Suárez

25 years of experience
He was Managing Director of Foresta Capital SCR, dedicated to the development of biomass and energy crops.

CEO of eolic and photovoltaic

Yann Dumont

15 years of experience
He has been a Director at Abengoa and EDPr with participation in development and construction.
Management of 2 GW of wind, photovoltaic and biomass projects

Chairman of the Board

Laurent Jourdain de Thieulloy

More than 20 years of experience
Laurent has been Director of International Sales at Campodulce Curados SA
CEO of Jourdain Group and commercial manager at Bikenergy SL

General Director of Biomass

Mario Scharf

25 years of experience
He has been a director of Grupo ENCE and Green Energy Team LLC
Boosted several biomass plants in Europe and the United States

Financial director

Carlos Reyero

More than 30 years of experience in the financial market
He has been financial director at Urbaser, ACS Group and Globalvía
He has directed the financing of more than 60 projects in twelve countries.

Director of the Chairman

Mario Gracia

20 years of experience
He held management positions at SIEMENS, AENA, IVECO
Strategic and operational manager of the awarding of 1,924 MW in renewable auctions

Work with us

In this section you can find current job offers from Forestalia: