Representing Senvion’s first partnership in Argentina, the company has secured an engineering, procurement and construction deal for 27 3.6M114 NES wind turbines for EREN Renewable Energy (EREN RE).
The Los Hercules wind farm, developed and owned by EREN RE, was awarded a power purchase agreement in the RENOVAR Round 1 tender in October 2016. A total of 1,142 MW of different technologies were awarded, of which 707 MW were wind projects.
The 97.2 MW project is still under development and has certain conditions precedent, notes Senvion. Completion of the project is planned for December 2018.
The turbines will be installed at a hub height of 93 meters. The wind farm will be located in the Deseado department in the southern province of Santa Cruz.
“This positive news highlights our solid progress within this key market, and we have strong ambitions to build on this success,” says David Hardy, chief sales officer of Senvion. “The second round of the RENOVAR auctions are now underway, and we believe we are well placed, both in terms of competitive product offering and with our tailored, local approach, to maximize the opportunities presented from this next phase.”
In April 2016, Senvion announced its first South American project: a 299 MW Chilean wind farm that achieved financial close in August 2017. Senvion now has an established local presence in the region with offices in Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires.