February 19 (Renewables Now) - Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology (HKG:2208) informed on Monday that Loma Blanca II, the turbine maker’s first wholly-owned South America-based wind farm project, recently got connected to the Argentine grid.
Loma Blanca II is part of the 250-MW four-project Loma Blanca wind complex in Chubut province in the region of Patagonia. The Chinese wind turbine company has acquired the Loma Blanca portfolio along with the 97.65-MW Miramar wind project located in Buenos Aires province.
All projects were originally owned by Spanish energy, construction and industrial services group Isolux Corsan, which secured the capacity in Argentina’s renewable energy auctions. Of all projects, only the Loma Blanca IV wind farm is operational and has been since 2013.
In 2016, Isolux Corsan was going through financial troubles and was forced to sell its Argentine assets. The projects were acquired by Argentine companies Sideli SA and Sidsel SA, which later sold them to Goldwind.
Goldwind partnered with Power China Construction Corp (SHA:601669) in 2018 and launched construction work on the projects.