Senvion and Mainstream Renewable Power Ltd (“Mainstream”) have signed a wind power contract for 20 Senvion 4.2M148 wind turbines for the Alena wind farm project in Chile. This is the third conditional contract within a month. The three contracts signed are for a total of 424 MW and the contract scope includes the delivery, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines. Senvion and Mainstream signed a long-term full-service contract for the period of 20 years with the option to be extended.
The Alena project is part of the first of three phases for Mainstream’s fully-contracted 1.3 gigawatt wind energy and solar power platform awarded to the company in the Chilean energy auction in August 2016. The 4.2M148 wind turbines have a hub height of 140 meters, the installation is planned for 2020.
David Hardy, Executive Director and CSO of Senvion, said: “We are glad to see that our newly launched 4.2 wind turbine platform proves itself as successful and competitive as we expected it to be: Especially the continuous orders from new markets reflect its efficiency in low and medium wind sites.”
Manuel Tagle, General Manager for Mainstream Renewable Power in Chile, said: “This contract is another important advancement to demonstrate that our projects, which are scheduled to begin construction this year, are on track to reach commercial operational by 2021. These advancements show that we have achieved what we have set out to do, which is to supply clean energy and contribute to phase out fossil fuels in the Chile.”
Toralf Pohl, Vice President New Markets at Senvion, added: ”We want to thank Mainstream for the on-going cooperation. Our significant increase in MW order-intake, especially in key growth markets such as Chile, is based on our close partnerships with leading market players, like Mainstream Renewable Power.”
Barry O’Donnell, Head of Procurement for Mainstream Renewable Power said: “We are delighted to continue our collaboration with Senvion on this first phase of our 1.3 GW fully-contracted wind and solar platform in Chile. We look forward to starting construction and getting these projects successfully into commercial operation on schedule.”
Senvion and Mainstream have signed conditional contracts with a total volume of 424 MW within the last month.