Pöyry wins engineering services contract for 531MW Chilean hydropower project.

Pöyry wins engineering services contract for 531MW Chilean hydropower project.

Pöyry has been awarded an engineering services contract from Strabag for the 531MW Alto Maipo hydropower plant on Maipo river basin in Chile. The Alto Maipo hydropower project comprises two run-of-the-river hydroelectric plants, the Las Lajas plant and the Alfalfal II plant. Under the contract, Pöyry will review the constructability and preliminary engineering, detail design […]

Chile, China sign MOU to build 5.4-MW Condor small hydro power project.

Chile, China sign MOU to build 5.4-MW Condor small hydro power project.

Schwager Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Shenyang Yuanda Commercial & Investment of China for construction of the 5.4-MW Condor small hydro power project in Chile. According to reports, Schwager has begun detailed engineering that should be complete by May 2017. The company will then calculate the amount of equity needed to […]

Antofagasta to exit Chilean hydropower project.

Antofagasta to exit Chilean hydropower project.

Antofagasta PLC on Friday said it has decided to exit from the Alto Maipo hydroelectric project being constructed to feed electricity to its Los Pelambres mine in Chile after the development went significantly over budget. The gold, silver and copper miner will transfer its 40% stake in the project to its partner AES Gener, a […]

Prime Energia, a subsidiary of Glenfarne Group, closes Chilean acquisition.

Prime Energia, a subsidiary of Glenfarne Group, closes Chilean acquisition.

Acquisition supported by new accordion senior secured credit facility, mandated to grow to up to $450 million Glenfarne Group is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Prime Energia SpA , a thermal backup power business focused throughout the investment grade Americas, has acquired Empresa Eléctrica de Diego de Almagro S.A. (“Emelda”). Emelda is the owner […]

Gamesa continues to secure new orders in Chile: it will supply 115 MW to EDF and Ibereólica.

Gamesa continues to secure new orders in Chile: it will supply 115 MW to EDF and Ibereólica.

The company will handle the supply, installation and commissioning of 55 of its G114-2.1 MW turbines. Gamesa continues to reinforce its position in the Chilean market, having recently signed a contract with EDF EN Chile, a subsidiary of the French utility, and Spain’s Ibereólica for the supply of 115 MW at a wind development. This […]

Chile to auction 8,000ha of govt land for wind farms.

Chile to auction 8,000ha of govt land for wind farms.

The Chilean government will auction 8,000 ha (19,770 acres) for new renewable energy plants in the first half of 2016, mainly for wind farms, state officials said on Thursday. The auction is expected to secure new capacity of 400 MW in the area of Taltal city, Antofagasta region, the energy ministry’s renewables director, Christian Santana, […]

Acciona connects 246MW solar plant to the grid in Chile.

Acciona connects 246MW solar plant to the grid in Chile.

Acciona Energia has connected its 246MW El Romero Solar plant to the Central Interconnected System (SIC) grid in the Atacama region of Chile. Construction of what is claimed to be the largest completed solar plant in Latin America took 13 months using 776,000 modules across 280 hectares and requiring an investment of US$343 million. It […]

Chile will increase small hydropower generation with 3-MW Los Pinos hydropower plant.

Chile will increase small hydropower generation with 3-MW Los Pinos hydropower plant.

Chile’s Schwager Energy and China-based Shenyang Yuanda Commercial & Investment Co. signed a memorandum of understanding on Nov. 3 to build the 3-MW Los Pinos run-of-the-river hydroelectric plant in southern Chile’s Lagos region, according to sources. Planned for Puerto Varas, Los Pinos will have an annual generation capacity of 16.6 GWh, Schwager said last week […]

Mainstream Renewable Power wins seven government contracts in Chile.

Mainstream Renewable Power wins seven government contracts in Chile.

Mainstream Renewable Power has been awarded contracts by the National Energy Commission of Chile to build and operate seven utility-scale wind energy plants with a total investment value of USD $1.65 billion and a capacity of 986 MW. The projects, awarded via twenty year term contracts, are located throughout Chile and are scheduled to begin […]

Sonnedix announces Chilean operations with completion of 7.5MW PV portfolio.

Sonnedix announces Chilean operations with completion of 7.5MW PV portfolio.

Sonnedix is pleased to announce the commercial operation of three photovoltaic (PV) power plants in Chile; Pica Pilot, Santa Julia and Chuchiñi. The 7.5MW portfolio marks just the beginning of Sonnedix’s commitment to Chile, with a further 170MW in the pipeline. “We are delighted to be at the forefront of the Chilean solar power market,” […]

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