Vientos de Arauco Renovables SAU and Arauco Renovables SAU
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Parque Eólico Arauco S.A.P.E.M.
Duhart, Martin Javier
USD $ 34,000,000
Project scope and objective
IDB Invest is considering providing a loan to support the construction of (a) Phases 1 and 2 of the Arauco Wind Project II (Central Arauco II – phases 1 and 2), a wind farm of approximately 99.75 MW of installed capacity (99.75 MW) under the Special Purpose Company Vientos de Arauco Renovables SAU, (b) Phases 3 and 4 of the Arauco Wind Project II (Central Arauco II phases 3 and 4) , a wind farm of approximately 95 MW of installed capacity under the Special Purpose Company Arauco Renovables SAU (both plants to be located in the same location as the existing plants) and (c) an 83 kilometer, 132 kV high voltage transmission line to connect the Arauco Wind Project II plants to the 500 kV distribution transforming station (La Rioja Sur- operated by Transnoa) that connects with the national grid (the “Project”).
The Project will sell electricity to CAMMESA under two 20-year power purchase agreements (the “PPAs” and each a “PPA”) awarded under the RenovAr Program, as further described below. The PPA for Phases 1 and 2 was won by the Sponsor at a price of US$ 67.19/MWh under RenovAr Round 1.0 and the PPA for Phases 3 and 4 was won by the Sponsor at a price of US$56.67/MWh under RenovAr Round 1.5. The Project is expected to start production by 2019.
The financing will consist of an A Loan for up to US$50M from the IDB Group and the balance from other co-lenders, like CESCE.
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