Through an open bidding carried out by the Province of La Rioja, IMPSA WIND, a business unit focused on the IMPSA Group's wind energy projects, was chosen to carry out the second phase of the wind farm located in the area known as Puerta de Arauco, about 20 km to the south of the city of Aimogasta.
The project includes the turnkey provision, operation and maintenance
of the Arauco Wind Farm enlargement, from an installed base power of
2.1MW to an installed base power of 25.2MW. Besides, the project
foresees a third phase that shall end up with 90MW. At present, the
first phase of the wind farm provided by IMPSA, which includes one
2,1MW wind turbine, is under construction. The project, which will
start operating in 2010, represents an investment of approximately 230
million pesos? from the Province. In the second phase of the Project,
11 new 2.1MW IMPSA IWP-83 wind generators will be added. These turbines
will be built in the company's plants in Mendoza.