Mott MacDonald has been appointed to carry out technical, environmental and social due diligence on the 50MW Florida onshore wind farm in Uruguay.
The consultancy will also provide construction and operational monitoring on the project, which is being financed by the European Development Financing Institutions PROPARCO, FMO and DEG. The wind farm, which reached financial close on 22 February 2013, is being developed by Akuo Energy S.A.S.
Florida has a capital value of US$128m. It is located 100km north of the capital Montevideo and is one of the first major wind farm projects in Uruguay, comprising 21 Nordex N117/2400 wind turbines.
The Government of Uruguay has signed power purchase agreements for 1000MW of wind energy projects, according to Mott MacDonald.