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Statkraft to build its first wind power plants in Chile

  • 7 months ago (2021-04-14)
  • David Flin
Latin America 47 Wind 171

Statkraft has announced it will build its first wind farms in Chile. The 102 MW Torsa wind power project consists of three wind farms, totalling 19 wind turbines supplied by Nordex . The wind farms are expected to generate 300 GWh annually. The project is located in the O’Higgins region, 120 km south of the capital Santiago.

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Construction will start in the second half of 2021, and the first wind turbines are expected to start operation in October 2022. The project will utilise the Nordex N163/5.X wind turbine, which have a diameter of 163 m.

Jürgen Tzschoppe, Executive Vice President, International Power in Statkraft, said: “These three wind farms are not only expanding our generating capacity in Chile, it is broadening our renewable energy portfolio by including wind power for the first time. Going forward, we’re also planning to include solar power.”