Engie Chile, a subsidiary of the French utility Engie SA, has successfully installed the first turbine for its Lomas de Taltal wind farm project in the Antofagasta region of Chile. The installation of the initial turbine, part of a total of 57 turbines planned, was finalized on December 19, according to the Chilean utility.
The Lomas de Taltal project represents a substantial investment, estimated at approximately USD 450 million (EUR 407.7 million). Engie Chile had previously announced its collaboration with affiliates of the Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind, with the wind farm set to feature 6 MW turbines per unit.
The wind farm will be connected to the grid through a 20-kilometer (12.4 miles) transmission line linked to the future Parinas substation. Once operational, Lomas de Taltal will become Engie's largest renewable power generation site in Chile, contributing to the country's efforts to expand its renewable energy capacity.
This milestone underscores Engie's commitment to advancing sustainable energy initiatives in Chile and aligns with global efforts to transition towards cleaner and more environmentally friendly power sources. The completion of the first turbine installation signals progress in the development of the Lomas de Taltal wind farm, a significant player in Chile's growing renewable energy landscape.