Vestas announced it has won 185 MW order from Mainstream Renewable Power for Cerro Tigre wind farm, to be located in the Antofagasta region, in Chile.
The contract includes the supply and installation of 44 V117-4.2 MW wind turbines, as well as an Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement for the operation and maintenance of the wind park over the next 20 years.
Cerro Tigre wind farm is part of Mainstream Renewable Power’s wholly-owned and fully-contracted 1.3 GW Andes Renovables wind and solar generation platform in Chile.
When fully operational, the project will generate enough carbon-free electricity to supply more than one in every six Chilean homes and will play an important role in helping to reduce the cost of electricity generation in the country, said Manuel Tagle, Mainstream Renewable Power’s general manager for Latin America.
The Cerro Tigre wind project, awarded in the 2016 distribution companies tender, has already received the environmental and grid connection permits. Turbine delivery is scheduled for the third quarter of 2020, while the wind park is expected to reach commercial operation in 2021.
Vestas pioneered wind energy in Chile in 2001 with the 2 MW Alto Baguales wind park. With this new order, Vestas has amassed almost 500 MW of order in 2019 alone and surpasses a total of 1,4 GW of wind installed capacity or under construction, consolidating its 40 percent market share, the company said.
The Cerro Tigre project also reinforces Vestas’ leadership in the Southern Cone region, comprising Chile, Argentina and Uruguay, where the company holds a 50 percent market share.