Elecnor wins EUR 75 million contract to build Chile’s largest wind farm

Elecnor has signed an agreement worth USD 81 million (approximately EUR 75 million) with Latin American Power (LAP), one of the leading companies in Latin America in the development and operation of renewable energy projects, for the construction of the San Juan wind farm which will be the largest facility of this type in Chile.

The wind farm, located in the Atacama region on the south coast of the Freirina municipal district, will have total installed capacity of 184.8 MW, with fifty-six 3.3 MW turbines.

Elecnor will be responsible for the full execution of the Balance of Plant (BOP), the engineering work, supply and construction of the plant’s transmission network (84 kilometres of 220 kV line), the San Juan electricity substation and the connection to the substation (Punta Colorada) where the network joins the Chilean backbone network.

This new project awarded in Chile will boost the company’s activity in a country where non-conventional renewable energy projects (NCRE) have increased significantly over the past few years and are projected to account for 20% of total generation by 2025.