Spain's GES to build 259 MW of renewables for Engie Chile

Wind farm in Chile. Featured Image: Pablo Rogat/Shutterstock.com

October 16 (Renewables Now) - Global Energy Services (GES), a Spanish construction company, has been hired to build a solar farm and a wind farm in Chile for Engie Energia Chile SA.

GES has said it will work on the 162-MW Calama onshore wind project and the 97-MWp Capricornio solar photovoltaic (PV) project under a single engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract, which the company secured on the back of its work on wind farms in Mexico for French multinational Engie SA (EPA:ENGI).

Both project sites are located in Chile’s Antofagasta region and the engineering phase has already started. For the Calama project, GES will provide the full scope of EPC services, from laying down foundations to building all electrical infrastructure and connection to the existing overhead power lines. The wind farm will feature 36 turbines of 4.5 MW each with a hub height of 94 metres.

The scope of services for Capricornio will be narrowed as it will not include the supply of the main equipment, GES has said.

Construction of both projects will be concluded in about a year.

Engie Energia recently announced the beginning of the USD-1-billion (EUR 905.7m) campaign to roll out 1,000 MW worth of renewables in Chile. The Calama and Capricornio schemes, as well as the 120-MWp Tamaya solar project that goes into construction next year, were named as the first projects to set the plan in motion.

(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.906)

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