Latin America, Strategic Development, Wind

Senvion wins Argentina windfarm deal

Wind turbine manufacturer Senvion has secured its first partnership in Argentina with EREN Renewable Energy for the supply and delivery of 27 of its 3.6M114 NES turbines.

The Los Hercules wind farm will have a total output of 97.2 MW and will be built by Senvion on a full EPC basis. The turbines will be installed at a hub height of 93 meters.

The project is located in the southern province of Santa Cruz and is due for completion in December 2018.Senvion wins Argentina windfarm deal

Developed and owned by EREN RE, Los Hercules was awarded a power purchase agreement in a round of tenders in October 2016. A total of 1142 MW of different technologies were awarded, of which 707 MW were wind projects.

Senvion chief executive Jürgen Geissinger said that the Los Hercules project demonstated that “Senvion is expanding successfully – both both in terms of technology as well as geography”.

“We developed the 3.6M114 last year because we considered it the best turbine for key regions in the world and this latest agreement proves that the decision was right.”

In April 2016, Senvion announced its first South American project, for over 299 MW in Chile. That contract achieved its financial close in August this year. Senvion has now established a local presence in the region with offices in Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires.

David Hardy, Senvion chief Sales officer, added: “This positive news highlights our solid progress within this key market and we have strong ambitions to build on this success. The second round of auctions are now underway and we believe we are well placed, both in terms of competitive product offering and with our tailored, local approach, to maximize the opportunities presented from this next phase.”

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