Vestas Bags 185 MW Wind Turbine Order in Chile

Vestas has received a 185 MW wind turbine order from Mainstream Renewable Power for the Cerro Tigre wind farm in Chile.

Vestas Wind Turbine Chile

Vestas has announced that global wind and solar development company, Mainstream Renewable Power has placed a 185 MW wind turbine order for the Cerro Tigre wind farm, to be located in the Antofagasta region, in Chile.

The contract includes the supply and installation of 44 V117-4.2 MW wind turbines, as well as an Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement for the operation and maintenance of the wind park over the next 20 years.

Manuel Tagle, Mainstream Renewable Power’s general manager for Latin America said “we are delighted to be partnering with Vestas at the Cerro Tigre wind farm, which is part of our wholly-owned and fully-contracted 1.3 GW Andes Renovables wind and solar generation platform in Chile. 

When fully operational, it will generate enough carbon-free electricity to supply more than one in every six Chilean homes and will play an important role in helping to reduce the cost of electricity generation in the country.”

The Cerro Tigre wind project, awarded in the 2016 distribution companies tender, has already received the environmental and grid connection permits. Turbine delivery is scheduled for the third quarter of 2020, while the wind park is expected to reach commercial operation in 2021.

“We are very glad to have signed our first contract with Mainstream Renewable Power in Chile.  We share a common set of values and a vision on the need to transition to renewable energies. Hopefully, we will be able to benefit them greatly with the competitiveness of our 4 MW platform,” said Andrés Gismondi, sales senior director for Vestas LATAM South Cone.

The Cerro Tigre project also reinforces Vestas’ leadership in the Southern Cone region, comprising Chile, Argentina and Uruguay, where the company holds a 50 percent market share, as per its claims.

Earlier this month, the firm had reported that it has secured a 101 MW order from Puhuri Oy, a developer and investor in wind energy for the Parhalahti and Hankila projects located in Northern Ostrobothnia in Finland.

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Ayush Verma

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.

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