Gamesa has been awarded a 112 MW wind turbine supply contract for a new wind farm located in Chile.
The unnamed wind farm in Chile will receive 56 of Gamesa’s G114-2.0 MW turbines, which are optimized for low and medium wind speed sites. Gamesa has already signed orders to supply of nearly 2,000 MW of the G114-2.0 MW, in countries including Sweden Uruguay, the United States, Thailand, Poland, and Brazil.
This order makes three for Gamesa in Chile, having already completed the development phases of one and two of the San Pedro complex on Chiloé island, with a combined installed capacity of 137 MW.
Chile has recently emerged as one of the leading new markets for renewable energy development. In the past month alone, a number of reports have highlighted Chile as one of the most attractive destinations for renewable energy investment.
Mid-September saw EY release its latest Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index, which saw Chile step from 11th to 9th place, alongside Brazil as two of South America’s “hottest” candidates.
Later in September, GlobalData released figures for the growth of wind installations by the end of 2025. According to Harshavardhan Reddy Nagatham, GlobalData’s Analyst covering Renewable Energy, “Wind installations will also gain momentum in South and Central America, with countries including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico adding up to 45.6 GW during the forecast period.”
Figures released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance in early October also highlighted Chile’s importance, with investment in renewable energy and energy-smart technologies growing from $180 million in the third quarter of 2014, to $1.6 billion a year later.
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