Chile Cemento Polpaico gets nod for 23-MW PV park

December 7 (SeeNews) - Chile's environmental authorities have approved a plan of local cement maker Cemento Polpaico SA (SCL:POLPAICO) for the construction of a 23.5-MW photovoltaic (PV) park as part of the central system SIC.

The approval, published on Friday, envisages the installation of 243,120 modules near Cemento Polpaico's Cerro Blanco industrial plant in Tiltil, Chacabuco province. The solar facility will require an initial investment of USD 42 million (EUR 38.9m) and its energy will be injected into the grid through the existing interconnection with the Punta Peuco substation. The annual output is estimated at 44 GWh.

The company will need an average of 112 workers during the construction phase, which could start at the end of April, and up to 10 workers during operation.

(USD 1 = EUR 0.925)

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