Senvion signs 205 MW project in Chile.

Senvion signs 205 MW project in Chile.

Senvion has signed a conditional contract with GPG and Grupo Ibereólica Renovables for the supply of turbines with a total capacity of 204.7 MW. The Cabo Leones II project is located in the Atacama region and is Senvion’s largest project in Chile. The contract includes the supply of 89 Senvion 2.3M130 turbines and a long-term […]

Gruas Maule gets a new crawler crane for wind projects.

Gruas Maule gets a new crawler crane for wind projects.

Chilean crane rental company Gruas Maule has purchased a Demag CC 3800-1 lattice boom crawler crane from manufacturer Terex Cranes. Gruas Maule will use the crane for work in the mining and wind power industries. According to Terex, the Demag CC 3800-1 crawler crane is the first machine of its kind purchased by Gruas Maule […]

Acciona to supply enewaebl energy to Aguas Chañar in Chile.

Acciona to supply enewaebl energy to Aguas Chañar in Chile.

Acciona will supply renewable energy to Aguas Chañar, the concession company for the integrated water cycle in Atacama (Chile) Aguas Chañar, a company that works in the production and distribution of potable water and the collection, treatment and disposal of wastewater in the region of Atacama (Chile), has awarded ACCIONA Energía the supply of electricity to […]

FRV awarded 540 GWh in Chile.

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), a leading global developer of renewable utility-scale projects, has been awarded 540 GWh of energy in the last tender in Chile. This is the company’s first project in the Andean country, where it started its activities in previous years. FRV obtained in this tender 25% of the total electricity sold (2,200GWh), which […]

Chile’s indigenous communities are furious over the construction of small-scale dams.

Chile’s indigenous communities are furious over the construction of small-scale dams.

Eight years after Chile agreed to take the concerns of its indigenous peoples into account before implementing new mining, forestry and hydropower projects through a process of prior consultation known as consulta previa, skeptics wonder whether the government really meant what it promised. Case in point: At least three small-scale dams have sprouted in the same region […]

Chilean Environmental Evaluation Service releases new guide for HPPs.

Chilean Environmental Evaluation Service releases new guide for HPPs.

The Environmental Evaluation Service (SEIA) has published the “Guide for Determination of the Ecological Flow for Hydropower Plants”. The objective of the Guide is to establish uniform criteria for determining the environmental flow regime in hydropower plant projects that are evaluated by the SEIA. The Guide incorporates the use of hydrological criteria, valuation of ecosystem […]

Power Machines delivers second generator for La Mina hydro power plant in Chile.

Power Machines delivers second generator for La Mina hydro power plant in Chile.

Power Machines has manufactured and shipped the second hydrogenerator manufactured for La Mina HPP being under construction in Chile. The equipment was shipped from Saint Petersburg by sea transport to the ports of San Antonio (Chile) and San Vicente (Chile). The equipment will be delivered to La Mina HPP construction site by motor transport. Installation […]