The Spanish infrastructure, energy and telecommunications group, Elecnor, has been awarded the construction of a new wind farm in Chile backed by Mainstream Renewable Power, which will provide clean energy to the national grid from 2021.
Located 50 kilometres from the city of Antofagasta, in a desert and relatively flat area, with heights of between 660 and 800 metres, the Cerro Tigre wind farm will have a power generation capacity of 185 MW.
Elecnor will be responsible for the full execution of the Balance of Plant (BOP), which includes the installation of 44 72 metre-high turbines of 4.2 MW each. In addition, the group will build a new booster substation, a 220 kV transmission line, over 20 kilometres of track, and the rest of the auxiliary civilian infrastructure. The contract also includes the expansion of another existing booster substation by building a 12 kilometre-long transmission line with 220 kV. The works are scheduled for completion in 2021.
Elecnor has been operating in Chile since the 1980s and has played a crucial role in energy development in the country by generating and transmitting power, developing non-conventional renewable energy (NCRE) and applying energy savings at its facilities.
Elecnor is one of the leading corporations in project development, construction and operation through two major mutually-enriching business areas: Infrastructure and Concessions.
Infrastructure, renewable energy and new technologies are the main areas of activity in which the Infrastructure and Concessions businesses are involved.