Spain-based developer and independent power producer Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) is seeking environmental approval to install a 316.8-MW wind farm in the region of Maule, central Chile.
The project, called Loncualhue, would see the renewables firm erect and operate 44 wind turbines of up to 7.2 MW of capacity per unit, according to the filing with the Chilean environmental evaluation service (SEA). The total investment in the initiative is estimated at USD 340 million (EUR 310.4m).
FRV filed the application via project company Parque Eolico Loncualhue SpA. The Loncualhue wind farm is designed to be located in the commune of Cauquenes. Average annual wind speed there can reach 6.7 metres per second at a height of 100 metres, FRV said in the filing, citing wind energy data by the University of Chile.
SEA this week accepted the application for evaluation. If the application is successful, FRV will start construction in January 2025 and finalise works in December 2026 when the wind farm is expected to be connected to the grid.
FRV is part of Abdul Latif Jameel Energy.
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