Assembly of wind turbines at Horizonte Wind Farm begins
Last week the first blades for the wind turbines that will make up the Horizonte wind farm in Taltal, Chile, arrived at Horizonte.
The Horizonte wind farm, which is scheduled for commissioning in 2024, will be the largest wind farm in Chile and Latin America. It is located in the Antofagasta region and will consist of 140 wind turbines with a total capacity of 778 MW, will generate 2 400 GWh, equivalent to the consumption of more than 700 000 households, and will prevent the emission of 1.2 million tonnes of CO2 per year. Each wind turbine will have an output of 5.56 MW, a height of 95m and will consist of 3 blades, each 78m long.
Barlovento was awarded the public tender "Wind measurement campaign in the Taltal Reserve area" issued by the Chilean Undersecretary of Energy, under the Ministry of Energy in 2018. During 2019, this measurement campaign was carried out with three meteorological towers installed in the area.
It has also collaborated in this project with Colbún, the project developer, carrying out a site calibration of 10 wind turbines necessary due to the conditions of the terrain, prior to the future testing of the power curve of these same positions.
Barlovento has been working in Chile since 2012, where it offers engineering, consultancy, and testing services for solar and wind energy through its subsidiary Barlovento Chile Limitada.