• OHL has secured two EPC contracts in Chile, one for 86 MW solar PV project
    and another for 50 MW wind farm
  • Clean Capital Energy has appointed OHL to build the PV project in Atacama
    region of Chile
  • The 86 MW project is to be built for €70 million and the wind farm for €10

Spanish construction and civil engineering company Obrascón Huarte Lain (OHL) will be building two renewable energy projects in Chile with a cumulative capacity of 136 MW comprising a solar PV and a wind power plant. The contract for the PV plant has been awarded by Austrian renewable energy investor Clean Capital Energy.

The projects awarded include an 86 MW PV projects in Chile’s Atacama region and a 50 MW wind farm in Region VI. Of the total investment of €80 million ($86.5 million), the 86 MW solar PV project will cost €70 million ($75.7 million), OHL said.

OHL will provide its EPC services for the PV plant along with operation and maintenance post grid connection with the National Electric System of Chile. This is the second Chilean cooperation of Clean Capital Energy and OHL for solar PV technology – previously OHL was awarded the contract to build the 89 MW La Huella Solar Project for €70 million by the Austrian investor (see Spanish Infrastructure Firm To Build Chilean PV Plant).

Also in Chile, Italian PV inverter supplier Enertronica Santerno has announced winning contracts for two projects with a combined capacity of 360 MW costing around €20 million. It would only say that the client is the ‘world’s leading operator in the sector.’ The delivery of products will be completed by early 2021.

Recently LONGi Solar of China secured a deal with Atlas Renewable Energy to supply its Hi MO4 bifacial solar modules for a bifacial 244 MW solar PV plant in Chile’s Antofagasta region (see LONGi’s Bifacial Modules For 244 MW Chile Project).

Solar and wind power plants in Chile are poised to ensure the country can become 100% renewable energy powered by 2050, according to a study by Finnish, Chilean and Spanish researchers under which solar PV’s share could reach 43.6 GW (see Chile Holds Scope For 43.6 GW Solar PV By 2050).