Enercon secures loan for 117.5-MW Uruguayan wind park
Enercon E-82 E2 wind turbines in the "Goldner Steinrueck" wind farm in Germany Autor: CarstenE, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH and Landesbank Hessen-Thueringen, also known as Helaba, will lend USD 160.3 million (EUR 142m) to finance the 117.5-MW Peralta wind farm, currently being built by Enercon in central Uruguay.
The banks will lend the money in three tranches. The loan is partially covered by a federal export credit guarantee, KfW IPEX-Bank said on Thursday.
Enercon is building the particular wind park in the municipality of Cuchilla de Peralta, Tacuarembo department. It comprises 50 of the company’s 2.35-MW E-92 wind turbines with a hub height of 108 metres and a rotor diameter of 92 metres.
The plant will have the capacity to produce an estimated 300 GWh per year, which would be enough for about 150,000 typical Uruguayan homes. The electricity will be sold to national energy supplier Administracion Nacional de Usinas y Trasmisiones Electricas (UTE) under a 20-year deal.