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    San Gabriel Wind Farm

    The second ACCIONA's wind farm in Chile will meet the power demand of some 270,000 homes

     

    Since late 2017, ACCIONA Energia is building the San Gabriel wind farm in the region of La Araucanía (Chile). The company will own and operate the 183-megawatt (MW) facility which will produce emission-free electricity equivalent to the consumption of over 270,000 Chilean homes.

    The new renewable facility will be equipped with sixty-one AW132/3000 wind turbines of Nordex Acciona Windpower technology. This model is designed to optimize energy capture on sites with low wind speeds. With rated power of 3 MW, each turbine will be powered by a 132-meter-diameter rotor on a concrete tower with a hub height 120 meters, reinforced with anti-earthquake technology.

    The installation of San Gabriel will mean the creation of around 510 jobs on average during the construction period, and another 15 permanent jobs for the operation and maintenance of the wind farm, plus the knock-on effect on the economic development of the region.

     

    VIDEO: DISCOVER HOW WE TRANSPORTED THE MAIN COMPONENTS TO THE WIND FARM

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Location
    Comuna de Renaico, Araucania. Chile.
    Capacity
    183 MW.
    Wind turbines
    61 ACCIONA Windpower AW132/3000.
    Tower
    Concrete, 120 m at hub height.
    Start up
    2020.
    Owner
    ACCIONA Energía.

    Key Points

    • Largest ACCIONA's wind power facility in Chile.
    • Clean energy for around 270,000 homes.
    • It will avoid the emission of 632,000 tonnes of CO2 from coal-fired powe stations annually.
    • More than 500 jobs created on average during the construction phase and 15 permanent jobs for O&M.
    • Concrete towers manufatured on-site, increasing local value creation and reducing transport.
    • Located 5 kilometers east of the municipality of Renaico, around 550 km south of Santiago de Chile.
    • Frequent contact with the community and participation in community promotion initiatives.

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