Elecnor building Mainstream's 185-MW wind project in Chile

Mainstream Renewable Power Sarco Wind Park in Chile

July 2 (Renewables Now) - Spanish infrastructure builder Elecnor SA (BME:ENO) has confirmed its involvement in the construction of the 185-MW Cerro Tigre wind farm project in Chile.

The project is promoted by Mainstream Renewable Power and is part of the Ireland-based developer’s 571-MW Condor wind and solar portfolio.

Elecnor’s name was on the list of contractors next to Sacyr SA (BME:SCYR) and Sterling and Wilson Solar Ltd (BOM:542760) unveiled by Mainstream in November last year.

The Spanish company on Thursday said Thursday it secured the contract to deliver the full balance-of-plant (BOP) package for the project, including turbine installation and the construction of substations, transmission lines and other infrastructure.

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) is supplying 44 units of 4.2-MW turbines.

The project site is located in the region of Antofagasta, some 50 kilometres (31.1 miles) from the namesake city, in a relatively flat desert area, according to Elecnor.

Mainstream recently said that 30% of construction works on the Condor projects was complete.

The Cerro Tigre wind farm is expected to come online in 2021.

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