Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has secured a 185MW contract in Chile from global wind and solar development company Mainstream Renewable Power.

Vestas will deliver and install 44 of its V117-4.2MW wind turbines at Mainstream Renewable Power’s Cerro Tigre windfarm.

Mainstream Renewable Power Latin America general manager Manuel Tagle said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Vestas at the Cerro Tigre windfarm, which is part of our wholly-owned and fully-contracted 1.3GW Andes Renovables wind and solar generation platform in Chile.

“When fully operational, it will generate enough carbon-free electricity to supply more than one in every six Chilean homes and will play an important role in helping to reduce the cost of electricity generation in the country.”

Mainstream Renewable Power noted that its Cerro Tigre wind project has obtained permits related to environment and grid connection. Located in the Antofagasta region in Chile, the wind park is expected to begin commercial operation in 2021. Vestas intends to deliver the turbines by the third quarter of 2020.

Additionally, Vestas has agreed to provide operation and maintenance services for the windfarm for 20 years under active output management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.

Vestas LATAM South Cone sales senior director Andrés Gismondi said: “We are very glad to have signed our first contract with Mainstream Renewable Power in Chile.

“We share a common set of values and a vision on the need to transition to renewable energies. Hopefully, we will be able to benefit them greatly with the competitiveness of our 4MW platform.”

In November, Vestas secured a contract from Finnish energy firm EPV Energia for the Paskoonharju II windfarm located in the municipality of Teuva.