Peru's Electrica Las Salinas gets permit for 120-MW wind project - report
Oct 21, 2014 - Peruvian firm Generacion Electrica Las Salinas has obtained environmental approval to build its 120-MW Samaca wind farm, worth USD 286.6 million (EUR 224.2m), in the southwestern region of Ica, Peruvian daily Gestion said Monday.
The sum includes USD 183 million for wind turbines, USD 33.8 million for civil construction and USD 69.1 million for power transmission facilities.
According to the proposed schedule, the construction will start in late 2015 and the plant will supply the national grid as of 2018.
In Ica, there is already a 32-MW wind farm in operation in the area of Marcona, built by Spanish company Grupo Cobra, part of construction group ACS (BME:ACS). The same company is building another 90-MW facility adjacent to the first park.
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