Mitsui and Company (Mitsui) of Japan is seeking MIGA guarantees for its US $30 million equity investment into the Vientos Los Hercules (VLH) Project. The Project involves the design, construction, operation and maintenance of a 97.2 megawatt (MW) wind farm in Santa Cruz, located 35km west of the city of Pico. VLH is a special purpose vehicle responsible for the construction and operation of the Project, which is fully owned by Total Eren.
The Project will install 27 SENVION 3.6 MW wind turbine generators (WTGs) linked to 33 kilovolt (kV) collector switchgear. The total area of land required for the Project is 350 ha. The voltage will then be stepped up to a transmission voltage of 132 kV at an on-site substation and will be evacuated through the Las Heras-Santa Cruz Norte 132 kV transmission line, which runs adjacent to the site. Approximately 14 km of access roads will be constructed within the 350 ha Project area, and water for the Project will be sourced from groundwater. The total Project cost is estimated at US$223 million. The Project was awarded as part of the Government of Argentina's (GoA) RenovAr public tendering program.
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