Thursday 12 December 2019

Vestas wins order for 44 wind turbines in Chile

Vestas wins order for 44 wind turbines in Chile

Mainstream Renewable Power has ordered 44 V117-4.2 MW wind turbines from the Danish manufacturer Vestas for the Cerro Tigre wind farm, in the Antofagasta region of Chile.

As part of the contract Vestas will supply and install the turbines and will manage and service them for an initial 20 year period.

The Cerro Tigre wind project has already received the environmental and grid connection permits. Vestas expects to deliver the turbines in the third quarter of 2020.  The wind farm is expected to begin commercial operation in 2021.

Vestas says it pioneered wind energy in Chile in 2001 with the 2 MW Alto Baguales wind park. It claims to have a 40% market share of installed capacity in the country.

Manuel Tagle, Mainstream Renewable Power’s General Manager for Latin America said: ”When fully operational, (The Cerro Tigre Wind Farm) will generate enough carbon-free electricity to supply more than one in every six Chilean homes and will play an important role in helping to reduce the cost of electricity generation in the country”.

The contract win for Vestas in Chile comes days after the company announced an order for 137 MW of turbines for a project in the USA. This is also a supply, install and maintain deal although the company has not revealed the name of the customer at this time.

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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