Japanese renewables firm Eurus Energy Holdings Corp said on Tuesday it has completed the 49.5-MW Florida II wind park in southern Uruguay.
The company promoted the project alongside French independent power producer Akuo Energy SAS, which controls the asset with a 56.5% stake. It represents Eurus’ fourth project in the southern hemisphere after the completion of one in Australia along with the 42-MW Minas wind farm in Uruguay.
The Florida II plant consists of 15 Vestas V117 wind turbines. It is operated by Glymont SA and is selling its output to Administracion Nacional de Usinas y Transmisiones Electricas (UTE).
Euros said that renewable energy, including hydropower, currently accounts for nearly 95% of Uruguay’s power. The country is expected to achieve a targeted 1,500 MW of wind capacity in 2018.