Spanish renewable energy developer Acciona has started construction on the new Malgarida I and II plants in Chile that will entail an investment of $170m.
Enel Green Power, a subsidiary of Italian energy company Enel, has started construction on the 60.9MW Azabache solar plant, located about 10km from the city of Calama in Chile.
Ireland-based wind and solar development company Mainstream Renewable Power has achieved financial close for the 571MW Cóndor project in Chile.
Italian energy company Enel through its subsidiary Enel Green Power Chile has begun construction on the 382MW Campos del Sol solar plant in the Atacama Region in Chile.
Italian energy company Enel, through its subsidiary Enel Green Power Brasil Participações (EGPB), has started construction on 133MW expansion at the São Gonçalo solar plant in São Gonçalo do Gurguéia, Piauí, Brazil.
Spanish conglomerate group Acciona has started construction on the 64MWp Usya solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Chile.
Italian renewable energy firm Enel Green Power (EGP), through its Brazilian subsidiary Enel Green Power Brasil Participações (EGPB), has begun construction on the 716MW Lagoa dos Ventos wind farmin Brazil.
Acciona Energía, a subsidiary of Spanish renewable energy company Acciona, has begun construction on the Almeyda solar plant, the second with photovoltaic (PV) technology in the Atacama region, Chile.
Acciona Energia will build two photovoltaic plants and two wind farms in Chile, with a total capacity of 400MW and an investment of $600m, over three years.
Italian company Enel, through its renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power Mexico (EGPM), has begun construction on the 93MW Salitrillos wind farm in the north-eastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas.
An equal stake joint venture of Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) and Belgium-based DEME has won a contract worth €110m for the capital and maintenance dredging of the Martín García channel.
Enel Green Power Peru (EGPP), a subsidiary of Italian energy business Enel, has broken ground on its first wind farm in Peru.
Brazilian renewable energy firm Rio Energy has received R$848M ($270M) in financing to build eight wind farms in the Serra da Babilonia Complex in Bahia state.
Enel renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power Brasil Participações (EGPB) has begun construction on the Morro do Chapéu Sul wind farm cluster in Bahia, Brazil.
KfW IPEX-Bank and Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen (Helaba) have agreed to provide a $160M loan for the construction of the Peralta wind farm in Uruguay.The wind farm — located in the municipality of Cuchilla de Peralta in the department of Tacuarembó in central Uruguay — is being built by German wind turbine manufacturer Enercon and will have a total installed capacity of 117.5MW.Peralta will feature 50 Enercon E-92 wind turbines including a hub height of 108m, a rotor diameter of 92m and an output of 2,350kW per turbine. It will produce enough energy to supply around 150,000 Uruguayan households.The power produced in the facility will be sold to the national energy supplier Administración Nacional de Usinas y Trasmisiones Eléctricas (UTE), which signed a power purchase agreement for a period of 20 years. KfW IPEX-Bank management board member Markus Scheer said: “German and European wind technology is in demand internationally. This is a great opportunity — both for manufacturers and the environment. As a bank, we do our part in helping ideas and projects take concrete shape.”
Wind and solar energy firm Mainstream Renewable Power has secured contracts from the National Energy Commission of Chile to build and operate seven wind energy plants, worth a total of $1.65bn.
Mainstream Renewable Power has received an approval from the Service of Environmental Assessment for its 264MW Cerro Tigre wind farm in Chile.Located close to the town of Antofagasta in north Chile, the $630M project will include 80 wind turbines in an area of 1,131ha and will be connected to the northern grid. Mainstream Renewable Power Chile’s CEO Bart Doyle said: “This work will contribute to the development of a diversified, clean and reliable energy mix which will provide an efficient solution to the country and the people of this region.“We are a company that develops its own projects and we are always looking for new opportunities for solar and wind energy developments, and the region of Antofagasta has important attributes that enable this.”The company will also commence construction of two wind farms in Chile: the Sarco wind farm which is located in Atacama, and the Aurora wind farm, located in the region of Los Lagos.With a combined generation capacity of 300MW, the two wind farms will provide power to the Central Interconnected System.
Enel Green Power Brasil Participações (EGPB) has begun construction on Cristalândia wind farm in Bahia, Brazil.Located in the municipalities of Brumado, Rio de Contas and Dom Basilio, the $190m project will have a total installed capacity of 90MW, and is expected to commence operations in the second half of 2017. Upon completion, the wind farm will produce over 350GWh annually, which is enough to power more than 170,000 Brazilian households. It will also reduce carbon emissions by about 118,000 tonnes.The wind farm has been awarded to EGPB, a subsidiary of Enel, through the Leilão de Fontes Alternativas (LFA) — a public renewable energy auction — in April 2015.