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French outfit wins contract to supply conductors to major wind farm

Chilean power generator Colbún's Horizonte wind farm in Argentina expects an installed capacity of 778 MW, equivalent to the consumption of more than 700 thousand homes per year. That would make the project the largest onshore wind farm under construction in Latin America and one of the world's highest installed capacities; a major score for anyone contracted to be a part of it.

The first of those contracts was announced this week, tapping Madeco by Nexans to supply 840 km of cables that it will produce at the Nexans plants in Chile and Peru.

According to the company website, "Madeco by Nexans continues to promote the development of renewable energies, by concluding a significant agreement with Sigdo Koppers Ingeniería y Construcción SA to provide cabling solutions to the Horizonte wind farm," the Paris-based company said in a news release March 1.

There will be 840 kilometers of electrical conductors, mainly aluminum medium voltage, which will be produced in collaboration with Nexans Indeco (Peru), one of the Nexans Group plants in the Andean region. Conductor design was optimized based on the requirements of the project, located in the municipality of Taltal, Antofagasta Region. The first deliveries are planned for May 2022.

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