October 16 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's federally-owned utility Chesf is set to resume work on the Casa Nova I wind park of roughly 170 MW, the company announced recently.
With investments in the order of BRL 400 million (USD 96.4m/EUR 87.4m), the wind project has been on pause since 2014 as Argentine engineering company Industrias Metalurgicas Pescarmona (Impsa) filled for judicial recovery.
According to Chesf's website, Casa Nova is part of a 232-MW wind power complex located in Bahia state, together with Casa Nova II and Casa Nova III. The latter two were inaugurated in late 2017 and they have a combined capacity of 61.1 MW.
The utility expects to commence field works on Casa Nova by the end of the year, with completion estimated to take place by October 2020. Chesf explained that due to both legal and technical difficulties it could not restart the construction sooner.
(BRL 1 = USD 0.241/EUR 0.219)