Pattern Energy Developing 115 MW Wind Energy in Chile

The agreements were completed with Minera Los Pelambres, a mining company controlled by Antofagasta PLC, whose mining division, Antofagasta Minerals SA, will also have an option to acquire a 30% stake in the wind turbines project.

The wind power project will be located approximately 400 km north of Santiago on the coast of Chile and will use Siemens 2.3 MW wind turbines. Skanska will perform the balance-of-plant construction for the wind energy project, which has secured all land leases required for the wind turbines and transmission line. The wind farm is expected to begin construction in early 2012 and achieve commercial operation in the second half of 2013.