Impsa opens plant for Argentine-made wind turbines
Wind turbines at work. Author: Nick Cross. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic.
Argentine engineering company Industrias Metalurgicas Pescarmona (Impsa) on Thursday celebrated the opening of an upgraded wind turbine plant in Godoy Cruz, the municipal government said on its website.
The plant in Mendoza province will now produce about 150 pieces per year of the Unipower IWP100.ar turbine, designed for wind conditions in the region. The machine will be fully Argentine-made.
Impsa’s IWP100 turbines come with a nominal capacity of 2 MW, shows the firm’s website.
Capacity at the Godoy Cruz site can be easily expanded in the future. The opening of its factory comes just as investors are awaiting details on the rules in Argentina’s 1-GW renewable energy tender, which is to be completed this autumn.
Mendoza province said in May six wind and solar energy projects with a combined capacity of 200 MW would compete in the upcoming auction.