Pattern Energy Group LP says it has signed agreements for a 20-year renewable power sale and energy services for its 115 MW El Arrayan Wind project in Chile.
The agreements were completed with Minera Los Pelambres, a mining company controlled by Antofagasta PLC, whose mining division, Antofagasta Minerals SA, will also have an option to acquire a 30% stake in the project.
The project will be located approximately 400 km north of Santiago on the coast of Chile and will use Siemens 2.3 MW wind turbines. Skanska will perform the balance-of-plant construction for the project, which has secured all land leases required for the wind turbines and transmission line.
The wind farm is expected to begin construction in early 2012 and achieve commercial operation in the second half of 2013.