January 11 (Renewables Now) - Elecnor Chile will begin construction works on the 10-MW Cabo Negro wind farm in the Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica Region in February, local media reported on Thursday.
The wind farm, located in the industrial complex Laredo-Cabo Negro owned by Chilean state-owned oil company ENAP, will comprise three 69-metre turbines of 3.45 MW each.
The electricity generated by the Cabo Negro farm will meet the demand of 6,000 local households, in addition to boosting the share of renewable energy in the region’s power mix to 20% from 2%.
The wind farm is slated to be put into service in December this year and become fully operational in January 2020, Rodrigo Bustamante, manager of ENAP Magallanes, told the press.
Last year, Elecnor won the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the Cabo Negro project commissioned by Vientos Patagonicos SpA, a power company formed by ENAP and Pecket Energy. The investment in the project is estimated at USD 22 million (EUR 19.1m). It has received USD 5 million from the Magallanes regional government through the National Regional Development Fund (FNDR).
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