After being awarded last August the civil Works of PV Javiera (Chile), Eiffage Energía through its branch in that country will be involved in the construction of 191 MW for its client Sun Edison, which means 30% of total photovoltaic power installed in this country so far.
Photovoltaic Plant Javiera is located in Atacama Desert, the area with the largest concentration of solar irradiation all over the world, which will have 228.160 modules and 69 MW of total power installed.
The photovoltaic plant, which will occupy 180 hectares, will pour all generated power to the interconnected central system (SIC), and it will be used to supply to Pelambres company, which works in the extraction and production of cupper concentrated and molybdenum in Coquimbo Region. PV Plant’s interconnection is forecasted within the first three month of 2015. The project will turn into one of the largest PV Plants in Latin America.
The other PV projects where Eiffage Energía has been involved are: PV San Andrés, located near Copiapó-Atacama municipality, with 50 MW total power installed and 200.000 modules; and PV Crucero, which occupy 185 hectares, with 240.640 modules and 72 MW total power installed
Wind farm projects in Latin America
Besides PV Plants, Eiffage Energía is carrying out other renewables projects in Latin America. Its presence started in 2012 when it was awarded its first work, which involved the construction of Caetité Wind farm (Brazil) for Iberdrola Renovables. Works involve infrastructures for 45 Gamesa turbines G-90-2MW and a total power of 90 MW.
Furthermore, Eiffage Energía finished last September another project for its client Acciona Energía, which involves carrying out the high voltage power line and the substation Las Palmas, within Punta Palmeras wind farm (Chile). It has 15 3MW-wind turbines, which are the biggest operating in Chile so far. The wind farm has just been connected to the grid and will produce clean energy equivalent to 60.000 houses’ consumption.