Mainstream begins powering up 160MW wind farm in Chile

Mainstream Renewable Power has begun commissioning its 160MW Llanos del Viento wind farm in northern Chile.

Consisting of 32 Siemens Gamesa 5.0-145 turbines, it will begin full commercial operations later this year.

“With the energisation of Llanos del Viento, the company takes a new step in its contribution to the decarbonisation of the country's energy matrix,” said Mainstream’s senior construction manager for the Latam region Rubén Sánchez.

It forms part of the company’s $1.8 billion Andes renewables platform which will consist of ten wind and solar projects with an installed capacity of more than 1.3GW.

Vientos del Llano will be the sixth wind farm that Mainstream has built in the South American country. They have a combined capacity of more than 850MW.

In addition, the company is currently building the wind farms Puelche Sur (160MW), Ckhúri (109.2MW, formerly known as Ckana) and Caman (148.5MW).

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