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Leading wind farm company begins operations in Uruguay

Saturday, June 26th 2010 - 04:55 UTC
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Uruguay already has several experimental turbines operating at different points of the country Uruguay already has several experimental turbines operating at different points of the country

An Argentine multinational company dedicated to providing solutions in the field of alternative energy sources will open a Wind Farm Service Centre in Uruguay. IMPSA is considered a leader in wind power investment and generation in Latinamerica.

The Service Centre to be opened in Uruguay will provide operations and maintenance support for wind turbines in the country. IMPSA also plans that industrial components manufactured in Uruguay are to be integrated into equipment developed by the company, as well as helping to create high value added jobs and training opportunities.

IMPSA decided to start operations in Uruguay after more than a year of negotiations with players from Uruguayan industry and in response to expected government sponsored renewable energy tenders.

IMPSA is a leading company in energy alternative solutions in Latin America where it already has developments in several countries making it a leader in wind energy investment and generation in the region with 1 GW of power, 530 MW of which is located in Brazil and the remainder in future developments in Argentina, Uruguay and Chile.

The turbines produced by IMPSA are entirely designed by engineers at the company and adapted to the different wind conditions of the region. For example, the model IWP-70, with a 70-metre rotor diameter, was especially designed for the strong S-Class winds of Patagonia, while the IWP-100 model, with a rotor diameter of 100 meters, was designed for conditions of low turbulence and high average wind speeds prevailing in some areas of Brazil.

According to the company’s site IMPSA is involved in energy alternative solutions in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, US, Malaysia, China, Vietnam and India.

Categories: Energy & Oil, Uruguay.

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  • Hoytred

    Why hasn't Argentina got any of these wind farms ?..... with all that bull and bluster over the Falklands they'd make a fortune :-)

    Jun 26th, 2010 - 09:25 am 0
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