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Siemens Gamesa, Vestas vie to build 93 MW of Bolivian wind farms

Source: La Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (ENDE), www.ende.bo

September 28 (Renewables Now) - Two companies, Asociacion Accidental Siemens Gamesa and Vestas Mediterranean A/S, have submitted proposals to build three wind farms in Bolivia with a combined capacity of 93 MW, Bolivia's National Electricity Company (ENDE) said.

ENDE on Monday opened the proposals in response to its tender to award a contract for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of wind turbines as part of a project in the Santa Cruz department. The scheme, which in 2016 secured Danish financing, includes one 21-MW wind farm and two 36-MW parks, called Warnes, El Dorado and San Julian, respectively.   

ENDE said it is conducting international public tenders in accordance with internal regulations and agreements with the project's financing provider Danish agency Danida Business Financing (DBF).

The 93-MW wind complex is expected to supply 267.4 GWh of electricity on average per year and avoid 142,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

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