Senvion Secures Chilean Wind Contracts Totaling 300 MW


German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion has signed a contract with global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power for the supply and installation of 93 turbines for two wind farm projects in Chile totaling 300 MW. The two projects, the Sarco and Aurora wind farms, are owned by Aela Energia, a joint venture between Actis and Mainstream Renewable Power.

The 93 turbines for the two projects will provide clean energy for around 196,000 households in total, says Senvion. The contracts are currently still under conditions precedent.

Under the terms of the contract, Senvion will supply 50 3.4M114 turbines with a hub height of 93 meters for the Sarco wind farm, located in the Atacama region of northern Chile approximately 530 kilometers north of Santiago de Chile. Each turbine has a rated output of 3.4 MW, enough to supply around 2,200 households with electricity. Once completed, the Sarco wind farm will have a total rated output of 170 MW and supply more than 110,000 households per year with electricity.

For the Aurora wind farm, Senvion will supply 43 3.0M122 turbines with a hub height of 119 meters. The Aurora project is located in the Los Lagos region, in the southern part of Chile approximately 850 kilometers south of Santiago and 50 kilometers from Puerto Montt. The turbines for this project have a rated output of 3.0 MW, providing around 2,000 households with electricity. When it is completed, the wind farm will have a total rated output of 129 MW, enough electricity to supply more than 86,000 households per year with electricity.

Both wind farms are expected to come online in spring 2017.

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