Parque Arauco Wind Projects (IIC-PROJECTNUMBER)

  • Argentina
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Financial Institutions
  • IDB Invest
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 26, 2018
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Vientos de Arauco Renovables SAU and Arauco Renovables SAU
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  • Construction
  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 50.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IIC website

Updated in EWS Sep 18, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Mar 5, 2018

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Project Description

This project provides financing for the construction of two wind farms to be built on the sites of existing plants, and the construction of a transmission line connecting the plants to the national grid:

  1. Phases 1 and 2 of the Arauco Wind Project II (Central Arauco II – phases 1 and 2), a 99.75 MW wind farm
  2. Phases 3 and 4 of the Arauco Wind Project II (Central Arauco II phases 3 and 4) , a 95MW wind farm
  3. 83 kilometer, 132 kV high voltage transmission line to connect the Arauco Wind Project II plants to the 500 kV distribution transforming station (La Rioja Sur- operated by Transnoa)

Production is expected to begin in 2019.

Investment Description
  • IDB Invest
Private Actors
  • Arauco Renovables SAU -- Implementing Company
  • CAMMESA S.A. -- Customer
  • Parque Arauco S.A. -- Parent Company
  • Vientos de Arauco Renovables SAU -- Implementing Company

Arauco Renovables SAU and Vientos de Arauco Renovables SAU are special purpose vehicles that are owned by Parque Arauco, and have been created for the purpose of implementing the wind farms.

The project will sell electricity to CAMMESA under two 20-year power purchase agreements awarded under the RenovAr Program.

Contact Information

For inquiries about the Project, contact: Envision Energy
Client Contact name: Fernando Carbel
Email address:

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