Madrid, 13 May 2015.- Elecnor has signed an agreement worth USD 81 million (approximately EUR 75 million) with Latin American Power (LAP), one of the leading companies in Latin America in the development and operation of renewable energy projects, for the construction of the San Juan wind farm which will be the largest facility of this type in Chile.
The wind farm, located in the Atacama region on the south coast of the Freirina municipal district, will have total installed capacity of 184.8 MW, with fifty-six 3.3 MW turbines.
Elecnor will be responsible for the full execution of the Balance of Plant (BOP), the engineering work, supply and construction of the plant's transmission network (84 kilometres of 220 kV line), the San Juan electricity substation and the connection to the substation (Punta Colorada) where the network joins the Chilean backbone network.
This new project awarded in Chile will boost the company's activity in a country where non-conventional renewable energy projects (NCRE) have increased significantly over the past few years and are projected to account for 20% of total generation by 2025.
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.