Wind Farm Project

“CAMPO PALOMAS”

Environmental and Social Due Diligence of “Campo Palomas” Energy Wind Farm

Asesoramiento Ambiental Estrategico was requested a comprehensive assessment to provide the client with the due diligence services related to the environmental, social, health and occupational safety issues for the Project “Campo Palomas” Wind Farm, in relation to its design, construction and operation phase. The assessment has been conducted taking into consideration the project’s compliance with sectorial permits and associated environmental regulations, identifying possible compliance gaps.

 

The due diligence consists on identifying gaps and social and environmental risks that the Project may have when comparing it to national and international standards.

 

Palomas Wind Farm will generate 70 MW, considering the construction and installation of the following main Project components:

 

  • 35 Wind Turbine with 2 MW nominal power.
  • 1 Sub-station.
  • Transmission line (150 kV), 6 km long.
  • Underground transmission lines within the leased area.
  • Support buildings.
  • Interior roads.

 

The site is in the Department of Salto, Uruguay, 18 km north of the National Route 31. The closest towns to the project are Palomas and Saucedo, 7.8 km and 5.7 km respectively.

 

The due diligence of the project’s design phase was conducted by the Chilean consultancy firm, POCH, in collaboration with AAE in 2015. Subsequently, in 2016, AAE conducted the due diligence of the construction phase. Currently, AAE is conducting the assessment during operations.

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