Ingenostrum, a Spanish developer of PV projects, is planning to build another large-scale solar power plant in Antofagasta, Chile, Photon has revealed.
According to Photon, the capacity of the project has not been disclosed but the proposed plant is expected to cover an area of 531 hectares — which would make it one of the company’s largest projects in the country.
Martifer Solar, a manufacturer of PV modules based in Portugal, will supply all equipment and provide construction, maintenance and monitoring services. Ingenostrum will hold the responsibility for managing the project and for the engineering work.
In July, the Spanish developer confirmed that it would construct six solar power plants in Antofagasta with a combined capacity of 706MW. The projects require a total investment of US$1.9 billion. Of these six projects, the most significant one is the Crucero Oeste project located in the Sierra Gorda sector of Antofagasta. The Crucero Oeste project will cost US$449 million and have an installed generating capacity of 160.3 MW.
According to Photon, two of the six projects were approved by the Commission for Environmental Assessment (CEA) last week. These were the 76.7 MW Laberinto Este project and the 69.8 MW Laberinto Oeste project.