Equinor to Co-Develop 120 MW Wind Farm in Argentina

Equinor has joined YPF Luz for the development of the 120 MW Cañadón León wind farm in Santa Cruz in Argentina.

Equinor 120 MW Wind Argentina

Norwegian multinational energy company Equinor has joined YPF Luz for the development of the 120 MW Cañadón León wind farm in Santa Cruz in Argentina.

Both the developers announced that the companies have entered an agreement where a subsidiary of Equinor will subscribe to shares in Luz del León. Luz del León is the company in charge of the Cañadón León wind farm project, currently under construction, located in the province of Santa Cruz in Argentina. The shareholders of YPF Luz are YPF S.A and an affiliate of General Electric.

The agreement establishes that Equinor will have a 50 percent stake of Luz del León, with an equity contribution of USD 30 million. After the subscription and capital integration, YPF Luz and Equinor will jointly control Luz del León, while YPF Luz will be in charge of the operations of the Cañadón León Wind Farm project.

After the completion of the works, the wind farm will have a capacity of about 120 MW of power and a total investment estimated to around USD 190 million.

The total installed capacity and power has already been sold to CAMMESA under the RENOVAR 2 Program and to YPF S.A. under a private power purchase agreement (PPA) for 20 and 15 years respectively.

Martin Mandarano, ceo of YPF Luz said that firm is very satisfied with this agreement with Equinor as a strategic partner for the development of the Cañadón León wind farm.

“In this way, we add to our projects another very important worldwide energy leader, thus reflecting the confidence of such players and global investors in YPF Luz.”

“We are looking forward to contributing to the development of the Cañadón León wind farm project and work together with YPF Luz,” said executive vice president for New Energy Solutions in Equinor, Pål Eitrheim.

The agreement is subject to the fulfillment of certain condition precedents such as approval of the relevant antitrust authorities and obtaining project financing.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.