Mainstream Renewable Power

2016/8/18 13:41


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【ダブリン2016年8月18日PR Newswire=共同通信JBN】世界的な風力、太陽光発電企業であるMainstream Renewable Powerは18日、総発電容量986メガワット(MW)の7つの公益事業クラスで16億5000万米ドル相当の風力発電プラントを建設・運営する契約をチリの再生可能エネルギー委員会から受注した。プロジェクトは20年期間の契約であり、チリ全国に配置され、2021年1月から低コストのクリーン・エネルギーをグリッド供給し始める計画である。



Mainstreamは2009年にチリの市場に参入して以来、風力、太陽光発電プロジェクトの最も包括的なポートフォリオをチリ国内の同社傘下企業の間で構築してきており、チリ全体で2000メガワット(MW)以上に及んでいる。Mainstreamはまた、Actis(Aela Energia)との合弁事業を通じて、2017年にエネルギーを供給する予定で、今年チリで建設を開始する追加的な300メガワット風力発電プロジェクト(2015年のオークションで落札)とともに、2014年以来運用を開始している33MWの風力発電プラントを保有している。


オコーナーCEOはさらに続けて、「われわれは北海、チリ、南アフリカ、エジプト、セネガル、ガーナ、米国でさまざまなプロジェクトを開発し、契約を勝ち取った。われわれは当社プロジェクトに資金提供する革新的な方策を引き続き見つけていく。例えばわれわれは最近、IFC、ロックフェラー兄弟財団(Rockefeller Brothers Fund)など投資家を含めて、当社のアフリカでのプラットフォームに1億1750万ドルの自己資本投資を発表したように、将来性のある開発途上国市場でプロジェクト・パイプラインを付加している」と語った。


Emmet Curley,


ソース:Mainstream Renewable Power

Mainstream Renewable Power Wins Seven Government Contracts in Chile to Build One Gigawatt of Wind Energy Plants Worth USD $1.65bn


DUBLIN, August 18, 2016 /PRNewswire=KYODO JBN/ --

     Global wind and solar energy company Mainstream Renewable Power was today

awarded contracts by the National Energy Commission of Chile to build and

operate seven utility-scale wind energy plants with a combined capacity of

986MW. The projects, awarded via twenty year term contracts, are located

throughout Chile and are scheduled to begin supplying low-cost, clean energy

into the grid from January 2021.

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    Mainstream was one of the leading beneficiaries in what was the most

competitive and biggest electricity tender in the country's history.

Eighty-four companies submitted 85,000 gigawatt hours (GWh) of bids for just

over 12,000 GWh of available power - nearly seven times more power bid than

could be awarded. This round also marks the first time Mainstream has

participated independently in a Chilean bid and all projects are 100%

Mainstream owned.

    Since entering the Chilean market in 2009, Mainstream has built up the most

comprehensive portfolio of wind and solar energy projects among its peers in

the country, extending to over 2,000 megawatts across Chile. Through its joint

venture with Actis ("Aela Energia"), Mainstream also has an additional 300

megawatts of wind projects (which it won in the 2015 auction) due to start

construction in Chile this year to deliver energy in 2017 as well as a 33

megawatt wind farm which has been in operation since 2014.

    Commenting on the awards, Mainstream's Chief Executive Eddie O'Connor said:

"Today's win underpins Mainstream's standing as the leading independent

renewable energy company in high-growth emerging energy markets. We look

forward to developing these projects to the highest standard to deliver

competitive priced energy into the Chilean system from 2021. I will be meeting

with the CEOs of the main wind turbine manufacturers in the coming months to

discuss the next generation of turbines required for these projects.

    He continued: "We have developed and won contracts for projects in the

North Sea, Chile, South Africa, Egypt, Senegal, Ghana and the US. We continue

to find innovative ways to fund our projects as we add to our exciting emerging

markets project pipeline - just like the recently announced $117.5 million

equity funding for our African platform, which included investors such as the

IFC and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund."

    Contact: Emmet Curley, +353-86-2411690

SOURCE: Mainstream Renewable Power