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Germany-based juwi says its subsidiary, juwi Energias Renovables, has completed the Eolico Valle Central wind farm, located near San Jose, Costa Rica.

The 15.3 MW wind farm uses 17 Enercon E-44 900 kW wind turbines and will generate enough electricity to power approximately 15,000 homes, the company says. Despite many logistical challenges, the wind project was connected to the grid on schedule, notes Alejandro Lobo-Guerrero, managing director of juwi Energias Renovables in Costa Rica.

"The construction of the wind farm was no easy task," he says. “Construction work took place during the rainy season. Given that the wind farm is situated on top of the hills, the roads were slippery, steep and difficult to access.”

juwi won the public tender in 2009 as part of a consortium; the two local partners are construction companies BC & Asociados Marshall and MECO. The Eolico Valle
Central wind farm is juwi’s second wind project in Costa Rica; the first was the 49.5 MW Windpark Planta Eolica Guanacaste, which was connected to the grid in 2009.

The owner and operator of the wind farm is Eolico Valle Central SA, a company founded by Compañía Nacional de Fuerza y Luz, a subsidiary of the largest Costa Rican electricity producer and distributor, Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad, and the Central American Bank for Economic Integration.


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