Spain's OHL bags contracts to build 136 MW of wind, solar in Chile

Wind farm in Chile. Author: Diego Correa.

February 21 (Renewables Now) - Spanish civil engineering group Obrascon Huarte Lain SA (BME:OHL) has secured two contracts worth a total of EUR 80 million (USD 86.4m) to build 136 MW of renewable energy projects in Chile.

The company was awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by Austria-based renewables investor Clean Capital Energy Group (CCE) for an 86-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project set in the region of Atacama.

Alongside the full EPC, the scope of the EUR-70-million deal includes operation and maintenance (O&M) services, OHL said Friday.

The second contract, worth EUR 10 million, was awarded by Spanish renewables developer OPDEnergy SA. The agreement covers the balance of plant (BOP) for the 50-MW La Estrella wind project in Chile’s O’Higgins region.

Wind turbines for La Estrella will be supplied by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE), OPDEnergy said back in October.

OHL mentioned that over the past year it had been awarded contracts to build close to 300 MW of renewable energy projects in Chile, Mexico and Spain. Among them were agreements with OPDEnergy for solar farms in Mexico and Spain and a contract with CCE for the 89-MW La Huella PV project in Chile which went under construction last November.

(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.08)

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