FERRERE has helped Nordex sign an agreement with Uruguay’s state energy company UTE that will see the German wind turbine manufacturer design and build the additional roads and foundations needed to complete a 70 megawatt wind farm in the north of the country.

The Balance of Plant (BoP) agreement was signed for an undisclosed sum on 23 May and is the final step in the construction of the wind farm, for which Nordex is also supplying the turbines. The BoP contract requires Nordex to design and build the wind farm’s remaining electrical and civil works, including access roads, crane pads and laydown areas, turbine foundations, turbine transformers, the power collection network, substation and meteorological mast.

The wind farm is one of the largest currently being built in the country by a private generator under a power purchase agreement signed with UTE.

Renewable energy projects are on the increase in Uruguay, thanks to favourable natural conditions for wind power, government incentives and the country’s stable economy.

Article published in Latin Lawyer on Monday, 1 July 2013.