The company has successfully erected a 120-meter-high wind measurement mast, marking a crucial step in assessing the wind resources essential for the development of this colossal initiative. As part of its comprehensive environmental impact study, RWE Renewables is also in the process of installing a second met mast and conducting studies in archaeology, palaeontology, and bird life.
Vientos Magallanicos aims to be a massive complex, encompassing approximately 1 GW to 1.1 GW of wind turbines and 835 MW of electrolysers dedicated to the production of green hydrogen and ammonia. The overarching goal is to annually produce around 475,000 tonnes of green ammonia for international export markets.
In addition to on-site activities, RWE Renewables is concurrently engaged in technical studies to determine optimal fuel transportation methods and has initiated work on the project's feasibility study. The company's efforts in Chile extend beyond Vientos Magallanicos, as it participates in a joint development agreement with Chilean state-owned petroleum company Enap and other stakeholders. This collaboration aims to transform Enap's Gregorio terminal into a substantial industrial complex in the Magallanes region.
The anticipated timeline for the Vientos Magallanicos facilities to commence operations is set for the end of 2030, marking a significant stride in RWE Renewables' commitment to advancing renewable energy and hydrogen production on a global scale.