Gamesa finishes first Chile wind

Spanish wind group Gamesa has concluded turnkey construction of the 36MW San Pedro Chiloé wind plant in southern Chile for local company Transantartic.

This is Gamesa's first wind wind farm in the South American country and was built with 18 of its G90-2.0MW machines.

Construction had started in January 2013 on Chiloé Island, where the farm is located.

The Spanish company built all the necessary infrastructure and signed a 12-year operation and maintenance contract with Transantartic.

Gamesa says that Chile had a wind installed capacity of 413MW at the end of 2013, which should more than triple to 1.5GW by the end of the 2018.