This is one of the first manufacturing operations I have heard of in Panama. Interesting and expected statement from the company, "Benalal argues that it has been difficult to find qualified personnel in Panama, so there are workers from other regions who will be working for the project locally."
Machine translated From La Prensa
alex e. hernández
Panama may be after Brazil and Mexico, the third Latin American country to have a center of manufacture and maintenance of wind power equipment.
The project is part of the Panamanian Technology Industry Company (ITP) Spanish capital to invest, with some delay as planned, $ 10 million in the first phase of the complex.
Maxo Benalal, executive director of ITP, said the project was delayed a year due to the international financial crisis, but said that everything is scheduled to begin construction in September.
ITP is currently developing two wind projects, one in the province of Veraguas and one on the Bugle Ngäbe region, which together represent an investment of 300 million dollars.
In addition, ITP develops a wind project for another company in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic building two, one of them himself and the other in alliance with another energy company.
Benalal argues that it has been difficult to find qualified personnel in Panama, so there are workers from other regions are working for the project in the locality.
To move these workers into the country, the firm held in the coming weeks a restructuring of its subsidiaries engaged in the design of wind farms and currently operating in other countries.