Ferrere partner Gonzalo Secco says this is UTE’s first mega wind project. Nordex’s 70 megawatt wind farm, with 28 wind turbine generators, will be significantly larger than the 10 megawatt wind farm the state-owned energy company currently owns.

Nordex entered into an agreement with UTE on 27 December to supply, install, operate and maintain the new wind farm.

Secco anticipates UTE will make further investments in this area. The latest agreement fits in to a long-term policy by Uruguay’s government as it seeks to ensure energy independence from its energy rich neighbours Brazil and Argentina – mostly through the signing of power purchase agreements with private energy companies.