Skanska to set up wind farm in Chile for $76 million

Skanska to set up wind farm in Chile for $76 million

Greentech Lead America: Skanska, a project development
and construction group, has executed a construction contract with a
confidential client, to build a wind farm in Chile for $76 million.

The construction contract will be included in the
bookings for Skanska in the first quarter of 2012.

The 115 MW project will consist of 50 wind turbines.
Works have commenced and the project is expected to be completed in Q4 2013. It
will be one of the largest wind power plants in Chile. The energy produced by
the project will be supplied to the Chilean national grid.

Skanska 
will build this wind farm under an EPC scheme. The company will be responsible
for all the balance of plant scope under an EPC scheme. The scope includes
planning, design, procurement and construction of all roads, foundations, buildings,
and electrical systems including two substations and a 1×220 kV transmission
line.

Skanska Latin America’s operations focus primarily on
engineering, construction, operation and maintenance services for the
international oil & gas, energy and mining industry.

Skanska recently received
a contract to construct a bio-fueled combined heat- and power plant in Lund,
Sweden.

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