Wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind and renewable energy developer Mainstream Renewable Power have formed a 50/50 joint venture to build the first phase of the Ckani Wind Farm, which will be located in the Antofagasta region of northern Chile.
Under the terms of the agreement, Chicago-based Goldwind USA will supply 47 GW87 1.5 MW turbines for the wind farm.
This is the third collaboration between Mainstream and Goldwind, and their second deal in Chile. In December, Mainstream purchased 23 of Goldwind's GW87 1.5 MW wind turbines for the 34.5 MW Negrete Cuel Wind Farm in central Chile.
The Ckani wind farm, which received environmental approval in December 2011, has a total potential capacity of 240 MW and has been in the development process since 2009. The project will be connected to the SING Electrical System, and the first 70 MW phase is expected to start construction by the end of this year. Mainstream plans to have all 240 MW operational by 2015.