Acciona wins €500m deal to build four solar parks and wind farms in Chile

Spanish contractor Acciona has been awarded contracts in Chile to build two wind farms and two solar projects with a total generating capacity of 400MW. The projects will be funded by Acciona to the tune of €500m.

José Ignacio Escobar, the chief executive of Acciona Energía in South America, commented: "We are undertaking major investments over this three-year period, which will considerably strengthen our presence in the thriving renewable energy sector in Chile."

Acciona will begin construction of the 62MW Almeyda photovoltaic plant on a 150ha near the settlement of Diego de Almagro in the Atacama region. Construction is expected to take less than a year.

Later in 2019, Acciona will start work on the 64MW Usya solar plant, based in Calama in the region of Antofagasta, with production due to begin in mid-2020.

Acciona is currently building a 183MW wind farm in La Araucanía, which will be finished towards the end of 2019 or in early 2020.

The final project is the Tolpán wind farm, a facility with a planned capacity of 87MW.

Image: Acciona’s El Romero Solar Photovoltaic Plant, in the Atacama region, Chile

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