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Arauco files for enviro nod for 215-MW wind farm in Chile

Wind farm in Chile. Author: Diego Correa.

March 27 (Renewables Now) - Chilean forestry and timber company Celulosa Arauco y Constitucion SA (Arauco) is seeking environmental approval for the 215-MW Viento Sur wind farm it plans to build in the country’s region of Biobio.

The environmental impact assessment was filed on behalf of the company’s special purpose vehicle Arauco Generacion SA on Tuesday, according to the Chilean environmental evaluation service SEA.

The total investment in the Viento Sur project is estimated at USD 250 million (EUR 221.7). Arauco has envisaged a wind farm consisting of 43 turbines, a substation and a 220-kV, 60-kilometre transmission line that will send electricity to another substation located within the company’s Horcones pulp mill complex. From there, electricity will flow to the national grid along with the surplus power from the pulp mill.

(USD 1 = EUR 0.89)

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