Madeco by Nexans to supply cables for largest wind farm in Latam



Chile's Madeco by Nexans continues to promote the development of renewable energies, by closing an agreement with Sigdo Koppers Ingeniería y Construcción SA to provide wiring solutions to the Horizonte wind farm.


Horizonte is a wind farm that will have an installed capacity of 778 MW and a generation of 2,400 GWh per year, equivalent to the consumption of more than 700 thousand homes in the country. It includes the installation of 140 wind turbines on 8 hectares, which will prevent the emission of 1.2 million tons of CO2 per year.


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; and whose design was optimized based on the characteristics of the project, located in the commune of Taltal, Antofagasta Region. The first deliveries are scheduled for May this year.


" We have worked together with Sigdo Koppers and Colbún to find the best solutions, in terms of design of conductors, sections and reels, and thus generate relevant efficiencies that are a contribution to the success of the project ." Said Miguel Fernandez, commercial manager of nexans in Chile
“ We are very proud to be part of the largest wind farm under construction in Latin America and one of the most significant worldwide. This participation and joint work with the different actors involved in the project reaffirms our commitment to the development of renewable energies both in Chile and in the region, as well as our commitment to support the carbon neutral transition by 2030; ensuring a more secure, sustainable, renewable and, above all, accessible energy future for all .” Said Louis Ernest Silva, vice president of Nexans for the Andean region.

This newly awarded project is part of Nexans' strategy to promote the energy transition, electrifying the future through innovative solutions and fostering the development of renewable energy initiatives around the world.

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