Mainstream prepares to build 27-MW wind farm in Chile - report
Sep 2, 2014 - Ireland-based Mainstream Renewable Power plans to start building the San Manuel wind farm, of nearly 27 MW, next to its existing 33-MW Negrete-Cuel farm in Chile in the last quarter of 2014, Chilean news site Portal Minero said Tuesday.
Negrete-Cuel, the first wind farm built by the company in Chile, is located west of Los Angeles city, in the central Biobio region.
The new plant will cost USD 145 million (EUR 110.5m) and could produce some 160 GWh a year as part of the SIC power network, according to the environmental impact declaration approved last year. The project will be developed in an area of agricultural activity, not densely populated, with ports, roads and transmission lines.
Last week Mainstream announced the environmental approval of its 150-MW Tchamma wind project, to be built in northern Chile as of 2015.
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