Thursday, June 27, 2013

Acciona Energía will build its first wind farm in Chile

Spain’s Acciona Energy will press ahead with its first wind farm in Chile after signing a long-term power supply contract with local utility Colbun.
Acciona Energía will build its first wind farm in Chile to supply the electric power utility Colbún, with which it has signed a long-term power supply contract (12 year).
The Punta Palmeras wind farm has an installed capacity of 45 MW. The Punta Palmeras wind farm, located in the municipality of Canela (in the province of Choapa, in the region of Coquimbo) will be built, owned and operated by Acciona Energía. Building work is expected to start in the last trimester of 2013 with entry into service planned for December 31st 2014. The facility will consist of fifteen AW 116/3000 wind turbines of 3MW nominal capacity, designed and manufactured by Acciona Windpower. This model, suitable for medium wind sites (class IEC IIa), has a rotor diameter of 116 meters, with a sweep area of 10,568 m2. The turbines will be installed on 92-meter-high steel towers.