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Expansion and Modification of the Punta Colorada wind farm

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The project calls for the expansion of the Punta Colorada wind farm to 36MW from 20MW. The renewable power project comprises the installation of 18 wind turbines for a total capacity of 36MW. Once operations start, the park will generate enough power to supply 10,000 families. This will almost double to 20,000 families once the project is complete. All the power from the park will be fed into the country's central SIC grid through the Punta Colorada substation, also built by Barrick. It is expected to generate 70 jobs during the construction phase and four additional jobs during the ensuing operational phase. The Punta Colorada wind farm project is being developed by Barrick Chile Generación, a subsidiary of Canadian miner Barrick Gold.

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Expansion and Modification of the Punta Colorada wind farm
Project Type
Development Phase
In operation
Project Status
Project Capacity
36  MW (megawatt)  Wind
US$ 70mn
Completion Date

The Punta Colorada wind farm is located in El Chañar, La Higuera district, 70km north of La Serena, in northern Chile's region IV.

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