Abengoa, leading wind power generator in Uruguay

Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, has commissioned the Talas del Maciel II wind farm, Cadonal, its second project of this type in Uruguay.

Located in the Flores department, the wind farm consists of 25 wind turbines producing a total of 50 MW that will be supplied to Uruguay’s national power grid. The Talas del Maciel II project, Cadonal, required an investment of US$127 million.

Abengoa was responsible for the engineering, design, construction, assembly and commissioning of the wind farm for the state-owned power company, UTE (Administración Nacional de Usinas y Trasmisiones Eléctricas). Like the Peralta wind farm, Talas del Maciel II, Cadonal, will also be an Abengoa concession for 20 years.

Abengoa has also constructed and commissioned the Cerro Colorado substation, which will enable the power generated by the wind farm to be connected to the Florida station, owned by UTE, via a 21 km transmission line.

The commissioning of Talas del Maciel II will consolidate Abengoa’s position in the Uruguayan wind power market, where it has been operating the Peralta wind farm since May. Abengoa’s combined wind farms will generate 100 MW of power and will supply power to more than 148,000 people, preventing the emission of 112,500 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere every year. They will shortly be joined by a third 70 MW wind farm that is currently under construction.

Abengoa, which has been present in Uruguay for 34 years, is also a leading engineering and construction firm in the country, where it has developed a wide range of major projects in the electricity, water, industrial and civil engineering sectors.